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Strike could put everyone on the wagon. Union predicts stock shortages from next week. The threatened bus strike might have been averted and they might be flowing normally, but the wine isn’t. Yesterday morning, workers at 12 freight terminals in Oslo were called out on strike, after talks between employers at the Logistics and Freight Association (Logistikk – og transportindustriens Landsforening/LTL) and the Transport Workers’ Union (Norsk Transportarbeiderforbund/NTF) broke down.

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Strike could put everyone on the wagon

Published on Sunday, 16th May, 2010 at 16:41 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Union predicts stock shortages from next week.

Vinmonopolet Briskeby, Oslo (illus. ph.)
Vinmonopolet Briskeby, Oslo (illus. ph.)
Photo: © 2005,6, 7 Bjørn Erik Pedersen/Wikimedi


The threatened bus strike might have been averted and they might be flowing normally, but the wine isn’t.

Yesterday morning, workers at 12 freight terminals in Oslo were called out on strike, after talks between employers at the Logistics and Freight Association (Logistikk – og transportindustriens Landsforening/LTL) and the Transport Workers’ Union (Norsk Transportarbeiderforbund/NTF) broke down.

Worst hit will be the government wine shops (Vinmonopolet). About a third of all their merchandise passes through these terminals, meaning stocks of some wines will soon be depleted.

“We normally drive out everything from paperclips to combine harvesters. Supplies across the board will dry up relatively quickly,” union leader Hilmar Pedersen at DHL Express tells Dagbladet.

But Vinmonopolet’s Halvor Bing Lorentzen isn’t too concerned.

“Large shops in big towns will be affected first. But we have good alternatives to most of the brands we’re likely to run out of,” he says.

Other branches affected by the walkout are electrical goods, clothes, shoes, toys, tyres and office supplies. Shops around the country could be empty as early as the end of next week if the situation continues.

The strike might also lead to food shortages. Although supermarkets have their own independent distribution network, there are threats of increased industrial action from Wednesday.



Published on Sunday, 16th May, 2010 at 16:41 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: vinmonopolet, strike, union, industrialaction, walkout, stocks, supplies, electrical, tyres, clothes, toys, shoes, office, supplies, food, shortages, supermarkets.





  
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