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Biggest strike for 30 years hits hospitals and schools. Workers down tools in protest 870 hospital and health personnel at Norwegian hospitals are on strike after talks between employers and unions failed yesterday. Unions in Oslo have agreed a 3.37 percent pay rise, but 17,000 council employees in the rest of the country have already begun their industrial action.

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Biggest strike for 30 years hits hospitals and schools

Published on Thursday, 27th May, 2010 at 21:08 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 28th May 2010 at 16:40.

Workers down tools in protest

Council strikers (Illus. photo)
Council strikers (Illus. photo)
Photo: secretlondon123/Flickr


870 hospital and health personnel at Norwegian hospitals are on strike after talks between employers and unions failed yesterday.

Unions in Oslo have agreed a 3.37 percent pay rise, but 17,000 council employees in the rest of the country have already begun their industrial action.

The largest walkout for 30 years means closed schools and kindergartens, as well as disruption in other parts of the health sector and to council services. There are also fears industrial action could be escalated from next Wednesday.

To see how it affects you, click here to go to NRK’s page and check your county.

Meanwhile, the conflict in the transport sector is still continuing, with no end in sight.

"We've tried to do everything we can to end the strike. But the deadlock is worse than ever," employer Tom Rune Nilsen, head of negtiotiations and managing director of the Logistics and Transport Association (LTL) tells NRK.



Published on Thursday, 27th May, 2010 at 21:08 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 28th May 2010 at 16:40.

This post has the following tags: strike, unions, employers, state, municipality, teachers, kindergartens, negotiations, pay, hospitals.





  
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