Norway - Underpayment in hospitality forbidden - December 31, 2017

In the hospitality sector, a general binding agreement prescribes that from 1 January 2018 onwards all workers are treated according to the collective agreement, whether organised or not, Norwegian or foreign. The agreement makes it unlawful to pay hotel, restaurant and catering workers over the age of 18 years less than NOK 157.18 (16 euro) per hour. Trade union Fellesforbundet hopes that this arrangement will make an end to the totally unworthy working conditions that the union has signalled among many foreign workers in the hospitality sector.

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