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Norway industrial action averted. A threatened strike within the transport, shipyard, and brewery sectors has now been called off. Pay talks between the Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), Confederation of Vocational Unions (YS), and employers’ organisation the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) bred success three hours past the negotiation deadline. The some 3.4 percent increase deal means all employees receive a 75-øre per hour rise, whilst those earning less than 90 percent of the average industry wage get an additional 1.40 kroner per hour from 01 April.

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Norway industrial action averted

Published on Monday, 8th April, 2013 at 07:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

A threatened strike within the transport, shipyard, and brewery sectors has now been called off.

Oslo Gardermoen terminal
Oslo Gardermoen terminal
Photo: Oslo Lufthavn AS


Pay talks between the Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), Confederation of Vocational Unions (YS), and employers’ organisation the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) bred success three hours past the negotiation deadline.

The some 3.4 percent increase deal means all employees receive a 75-øre per hour rise, whilst those earning less than 90 percent of the average industry wage get an additional 1.40 kroner per hour from 01 April.

Monday’s strike, threatened to start from 6am, could have meant empty beer barrels after about two weeks, and hit buses, ferries, airports, and shipyards.

“This is a responsible and fair result, which takes jobs and businesses into account, ensuring purchasing power and giving low-paid an extra boost,” says LO leader Roar Flåthen.



Published on Monday, 8th April, 2013 at 07:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: norwaystrikes, transportstrikenorway, norwaybreweries.





  
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