Norway - Strike looms after negotiations in oil industry fail - March 31, 2018

Initial talks between employers and the two large trade union federations LO and YS that were meant to resolve the dispute over pension reforms and prevent widespread strikes have failed. The major point of conflict that risks impacting output in western Europe’s biggest crude producer are the terms for early retirement at the age of 62. A state-appointed mediator has been called in to resolve the issue before 7 April, the day after which most workers are allowed to go on strike. In the planned strike as many as 235,000 private sector workers in a variety of businesses around the country could take part and it would be the first massive strike in 18 years.

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