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The Foreigner Norway unions call off strike threat. Monday’s threatened industrial action was averted following agreement with state and municipal sector employers’ organisations. The Confederation of Vocational Unions (YS) had threatened widespread disruption involving 800 personnel as of midnight, Monday morning. Day care and educational institutions, libraries, and administrative offices in over 20 municipalities were due to be closed.

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Norway unions call off strike threat

Published on Monday, 26th May, 2014 at 13:42 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Monday’s threatened industrial action was averted following agreement with state and municipal sector employers’ organisations.



The Confederation of Vocational Unions (YS) had threatened widespread disruption involving 800 personnel as of midnight, Monday morning.

Day care and educational institutions, libraries, and administrative offices in over 20 municipalities were due to be closed.

Mediation continued for several hours past the deadline. YS negotiations leader Erik Kollerud called the process “demanding”.

Salary according to qualifications and tenure, as well as a new wage system structure were some of the demands the organisation had put forward.

“The minimum wage for staff with at least 10 years of tenure has been increased with 13,200 kroner, while the corresponding figure for those in colleges is 14,400,” he said in a statement.

This year’s dispute involving state sector employees was due to have affected ministries, prisons, courts, tax offices, customs and excise, and the military.

Some of the lesser repercussions would have been releasing certain groups of prisoners, as well as delays regarding taxes and duties processing.

The harbour and transport workers dispute was recently settled. Today’s agreement means employees get between 8,000 and 24,000 kroner.

“We have maintained purchasing power for everyone when it came to the general wage increase. Moreover, we have gained solid amount of money [being allocated to] local negotiations,” said YS state sector shop steward Pål N. Arnesen.



Published on Monday, 26th May, 2014 at 13:42 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: unions, strikes, norway.





  
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