Norway - The functioning of the bargaining model - October 31, 2017

At the 50th anniversary of the Technical Calculation Committee for Wage Settlements (TBU), the country’s coordinated wage formation was discussed. The basis for the collective bargaining model is a shared understanding of reality before the parties begin wage negotiations. The result has been few conflicts and narrow pay gaps. The TBU discusses the ‘real financial situation’ and identifies the room for manoeuvre ahead of wage negotiations, in light of competitiveness and a just division of incomes.

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