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The Foreigner Unio ends strike. The last of Norway’s major state sector walkouts ended after unions and employers reached a deal, Thursday. 3,500 employees are to return to work after 15 days following a voluntary move by Unio and the state at 17:00 to bring the matter voluntarily before a pay tribunal. “We have stood with our heads held high during the conflict and fought for that education should pay off better in the state sector,” said leader Arne Johannessen in a statement.

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Unio ends strike

Published on Thursday, 7th June, 2012 at 20:02 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 8th June 2012 at 06:17.

The last of Norway’s major state sector walkouts ended after unions and employers reached a deal, Thursday.



3,500 employees are to return to work after 15 days following a voluntary move by Unio and the state at 17:00 to bring the matter voluntarily before a pay tribunal.

“We have stood with our heads held high during the conflict and fought for that education should pay off better in the state sector,” said leader Arne Johannessen in a statement.

“We have worked hard to get a negotiated solution throughout the process. The strike is to be ended so we can get important functions in society running again,” he added.

Although the tribunal still needs to make a decision, a settlement is likely to be 4.1 percent as in the public sector.

“We are aware that we are unlikely to get more renumeration by striking further, and we do not want to hit the public any further. In our opinion, it is better to end with voluntary mediation than risk compulsory arbitration that will always be a defeat for the tariff system,” Mr Johannessen concluded.

Meanwhile, no solution has yet been found to the security staff walkout by members of Norway’s Union of General Workers (Norsk Arbeidsmandsforbund) who stepped up industrial action yesterday following last Friday’s strike start.  




Published on Thursday, 7th June, 2012 at 20:02 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 8th June 2012 at 06:17.

This post has the following tags: norwaystrike, statesectorindustrialactionnorway, unions, wages.





  
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