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Norway clergy join political strike. Priests say they support today’s industrial action against the Rightist government’s plans to alter the Working Environment Act. “The changes will hit the weakest. The government’s proposal gives no protection to this group, but the law gives employers greater leeway,” Ingvild Osberg, deputy leader of the Norwegian Association of Clergy told Vårt Land, Wednesday. Concerns about a Working Environment Act change include allowing allow increased access to temporary staff, expanding limits for overtime, and abolishing collective lawsuit rights when hiring in personnel from staffing agencies.

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Norway clergy join political strike

Published on Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 at 12:17 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 28th January 2015 at 12:40.

Priests say they support today’s industrial action against the Rightist government’s plans to alter the Working Environment Act.

A Norwegian church spire
A Norwegian church spire
Photo: color line/Flickr


“The changes will hit the weakest. The government’s proposal gives no protection to this group, but the law gives employers greater leeway,” Ingvild Osberg, deputy leader of the Norwegian Association of Clergy told Vårt Land, Wednesday.

Concerns about a Working Environment Act change include allowing allow increased access to temporary staff, expanding limits for overtime, and abolishing collective lawsuit rights when hiring in personnel from staffing agencies.

The Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), Unio, and the Confederation of Vocational Unions (YS) are today’s political strike action’s organisers. The three unions have some 1.5 million members, total.

The two-hour walkout from 14:00 local time today will see protests in over 120 places nationwide. Flights, public transport, and preschools are amongst those sectors affected.

Airline cabin crews staged their political strike against the government’s legislative amendment proposal in December 2013, hitting SAS, Norwegian, and Widerøe.

“I encourage all members to participate. This is about solidarity and charity for the weakest groups in the workplace,” said Clergy Association leader Gunnar Mindestrømmen in a statement.

Membership figures as of 5th January 2015 were 2,276.



Published on Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 at 12:17 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 28th January 2015 at 12:40.

This post has the following tags: strike, norway, work, jobs, legislation.





  
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