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Builders go on strike. 19,000 down tools in protest at pay and conditions. The Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions (Fellesforbundet) has called 19,000 of its members in the building trade out on strike from today. Talks between them and the Federation of Norwegian Construction Industries (Byggenæringens Landsforening/BNL) broke down after continuing past the negotiation deadline by 4 ½ hours.

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Builders go on strike

Published on Tuesday, 13th April, 2010 at 09:52 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

19,000 down tools in protest at pay and conditions.

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Building site
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The Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions (Fellesforbundet) has called 19,000 of its members in the building trade out on strike from today.

Talks between them and the Federation of Norwegian Construction Industries (Byggenæringens Landsforening/BNL) broke down after continuing past the negotiation deadline by 4 ½ hours.

Fellesforbundet say the offer on the table wasn’t good enough.

“There was no basis for arriving at an agreement. The total package was unacceptable," says Anders Skattkjær, the union’s principal vice chairman, who led the negotiations.

A number of major construction projects around the country will be hit, and the union believes the strike could last for a while.



Published on Tuesday, 13th April, 2010 at 09:52 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: building, strike, trade, union, fellesborbundet, united, federation, construction, industry, byggenringens, landsforening.





  
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