Norway Labor Unions Threaten Strike

Thousands of laborers in Norway could go on strike on April 1 if no new deal is reached for their wages and conditions. 

An estimated 28,500 laborers from shipyards, fabrication yards, and manufacturing plants may go on strike, a report from Reuters indicated. 

The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) pushed for an increase in the average wage in excess of the 3.3% inflation forecast in Noway for 2022. 

“Now we sit down with the other party with courage, self-confidence, and a clear marching order from our members. In this year’s settlement, we will strengthen the purchasing power of our members and secure those with low salaries extra allowances,” Jorn Eggum, who heads the Fellesforbundet, said in a statement posted on the LO’s website.

The talks between the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) and labor groups LO and Confederation of Vocational Unions (YS) were scheduled to take place this week with public mediator Mats Ruland presiding over them. 

The demands for wage supplements will be specified during the negotiations with the deadline set on April 1. 

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