NHO and LO bosses back Oslo Olympics

The leaders of both Norway’s largest employer and union groups, the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (Næringslivets Hovedorganisasjon, NHO) and the Confederation of Trade Unions (Landsorganisasjonen i Norge, LO), have thrown their support behind Oslo’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. While neither organization has an official stance on the hosting bid, both leaders said the […]

Norwegian workers’ wages increased

Representatives of Norway’s employers and workers have reached an agreement in their annual wage negotiations – with 200,000 private sector workers in industry, construction and some service industries guaranteed a national wage increase of NOK 2 (USD 0.36) per hour. The Norwegian Federation of Trade Unions (Landsorganisasjonen, LO) and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (Næringslivets […]

National wage negotiations begin

The annual round of pay-related negotiations between Norway’s trade union federations and the national employers’ organization begins this week, with both sides hoping to reach a negotiated agreement before the April 1 deadline. Norwegian media were predicting a relatively calm negotiation period between the Norwegian Federation of Trade Unions (Landsorganisasjonen, LO) and the Confederation of […]

Nurses ordered back to work

Government officials determined that a strike by nurses at several private-sector nursing homes around the country posed a “danger to life and health,” and invoked compulsory arbitration between the Norwegian nurses’ union, Norsk Sykepleierforbund, and employers’ representative NHO Service. Labour Minister Hanne Bjurstrøm said she effectively was ordering the nurses back to work because the strike […]