Norway - First ever lockout in healthcare stopped by government - November 30, 2018

After an earlier strike organized by the Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NSF) at the end of October 2018, the Association of Norwegian Enterprise (NSO) called out a lockout to all 501 NSF members under this tariff agreement. The nation’s first ever lockout in healthcare. In the strike only 55 strategically selected nurses took part, as to hurt healthcare institutions only financially and not put any patients at risk. A massive lockout on the other hand could have serious consequences for the health and safety of patients. The government therefore forced arbitration to end the lockout and strike. The NSF is demanding that nurses who work in the private healthcare sector receive the same wages and sick-leave benefits as nurses that fall directly under the responsibility of the municipalities.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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