More nurses may go out on strike

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The Norwegian nurses’ union, Norsk Sykepleierforbund, says it will pull nearly 50 more nurses off the job from February 13 if a pay and benefits conflict with private sector nursing home employers isn’t resolved. The union and employers’ representative NHO Service are locked in a conflict that already has caused 93 nurses to strike as of this week. They want the same pay and benefits granted other nurses in the public sector. If the strike accelerates it will affect staffing at nursing homes in Oslo, Akershus, Hordaland and Rogaland.

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