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Norwegian bank strike looms. Financial sector union Finance Norway (FNO) warns of possible strikes across the banking sector from next week. As tensions continue to rise, FNO Communications Director Leif Osland says all banking services will be suspended, with most banks due to close from Tuesday 07 June. “Customers will be unable to use their bankcards, access online banking, or pay any bills over the counter,” he adds.

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Norwegian bank strike looms

Published on Friday, 3rd June, 2011 at 08:30 under the news category, by Jessica Batey.
Last Updated on 3rd June 2011 at 15:07.

Financial sector union Finance Norway (FNO) warns of possible strikes across the banking sector from next week.

Handful of kroner
Handful of kroner
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As tensions continue to rise, FNO Communications Director Leif Osland says all banking services will be suspended, with most banks due to close from Tuesday 07 June.

“Customers will be unable to use their bankcards, access online banking, or pay any bills over the counter,” he adds.

Talks between unions and employers broke down on 28 April, with a final meeting scheduled for 6 June. The strike will become a fact if no agreement is reached by midnight.

“We recommend people withdraw a little extra money to cover a few days’ purchases but avoid hoarding large amounts, as there is always a risk associated with carrying or storing moderate sums of cash,” says Mr Osland.

FNO reassures customers and holidaymakers there is no need for concern, however, as transactions received before 07 June will still be processed even if the due date falls during the strike. All international credit and debit cards can still be used as normal.

The union also advises people to keep a record of all payments made before the 07 June, and any loss of bankcards, codes, or passwords during the strike should be reported in the usual way.



Published on Friday, 3rd June, 2011 at 08:30 under the news category, by Jessica Batey.
Last updated on 3rd June 2011 at 15:07.

This post has the following tags: norwegianbankstrike, creditcards.


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