LO demands end to teachers’ strike

The threatened effects of a nationwide teachers’ strike still loom large over Norway, and with the first day of school just a few weeks away, the country’s largest trade union confederation (LO) is demanding a settlement. Talks with a state mediator on Monday were fruitless. LO’s deputy leader, Tor-Arne Solbakken, told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) on Tuesday […]

Hundreds of teachers dump their union

Norway’s biggest union representing teachers, Utdanningsforbundet, has lost at least 500 members since it opted to controversially go along with a labour settlement that called for teachers to spend at least 7.5 hours a day at the schools where they work. The teachers overwhelmingly rejected the pact, and clearly are angry with their union. The […]

Teachers vote to go on strike

UPDATED: Norwegian public schools look set for labour trouble when they’re due to reopen after the summer holidays that began this week. Tens of thousands of angry teachers nationwide have voted against accepting their union’s labour agreement with the public sector, and instead have called for a strike before classes resume in August. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported […]