Norway - The search for coordinated wage bargaining - January 31, 2018

One of the biggest trade unions – Fellesforbundet – wants industry wage settlements this year, but several other federations fights for coordinated settlements. The unions affiliated to the confederation LO that want a joint settlement justify this policy with the need for a common front in the inflamed question regarding retirement. According to Fellesforbundet, pension and purchasing power could be combined in coordinated settlements, but not the requirements related to travel, boarding and lodging. The union made those requirements equally important and the question was which form of settlement would make it easiest to achieve this. The union thinks that union wise settlements are the way forward.   

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