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Chances ‘high’ for major spring strikes

UPDATED: Trade union negotiating season looms in Norway, and this year everything from pay to pensions and benefits will be on the table. Dissatisfaction...

Labour movement loses its steam

NEW ANALYSIS: It's not just Norway's Labour Party that has seemed to be imploding after decades of dominance. The labour movement itself, once a...

Lobbyists target new cut-rate hair-cutter

Lobbying forces led by Norway's national employers' organization NHO are promoting new regulations that could snarl the business plan of the cut-rate hair-cutting chain...

New haircut chain challenges salons

In a country where a haircut can routinely cost as much as going to the dentist, Norwegians are flocking to a new chain that...

Labour unions try to boost membership

Less than half of all workers in Norway are now represented by labour unions. The country's largest trade union federations are teaming up for...

Job uncertainty swirls around Total takeover

French oil company Total's pending acquisition of Mærsk Oil in Norway has raised questions over how many people may lose their jobs.  Plans call for Mærsk's...

Immigrants battle under-employment

Highly skilled and highly educated immigrants in Norway have long faced huge challenges finding work in line with their qualifications. Their battles not only...

Disputed au pair program to continue

The Norwegian government has secured a majority in Parliament for its intention to maintain the country's disputed au pair program. The program has resulted in...

New union boss takes command

He's already being called one of Norway's most powerful persons: Hans-Christian Gabrielsen is the new leader of the country's largest trade union confederation LO,...

Statoil strategist secures severance

Norwegian oil company Statoil has quietly confirmed that its low-profile executive John Knight will be resigning his post at chief strategist on January 1, 2019. He'll...

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