Norway - Long strike results in collective agreement Orona - August 31, 2018

After eight weeks of strike workers at Orona, the 5th largest elevator company in Europe, won their fight for a collective agreement. Orona finally agreed to the trade union's demands to stop subcontracting workers with lower salaries for temporary work. Elevator mechanics wanted to conclude a collective bargaining agreement which would bring working conditions up to industry standards. After the company refused to negotiate, workers went on strike in May. Nearly three months later, the strike has ended with an agreement between the union and Orona, with the last round of negotiations lasting for 13 hours.

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