“Norway Private Sector Workers’ Strike: Impact on Construction, Breweries, and Ferry Operators”

2023-04-19 18:00:00

After negotiations with the employer failed. Nearly 25,000 private sector workers in Norway went on strike on Monday, with industrial action set to intensify in the coming days. According to two major trade unions

The strike will affect industries such as construction, breweries and ferry operators, including Aker Solutions (AKSOA.OL), Norsk Hydro. (OL HOUSE),and Carlsberg Group (CARLb.CO), Ringness

The union said the strike had not affected Norway’s oil and gas production.

The union said if an agreement could not be reached by April 21, another 16,000 workers would go on strike. An industrial operation may involve approximately 200,000 employees.

The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions is negotiating for 185,000 members. The smaller Union Occupational Confederation represented another 16,000 in the negotiations.

After two years in which consumer prices rose slightly faster than salaries. Unions have called for this year’s real wage increase. They cite good profits in Norwegian industry.

According to estimates from the committee of trade unions, employers’ associations and Norwegian statistics. Norway’s headline inflation is expected to be 4.9% for the full year.

The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises (NHO), which represents employers, has tried to halt wage increases. stating that it should not rise so high that inflation is out of control


In a statement, LO union chief Peggy Hessen Foelsvik said: “NHO chose not to accept our demands and ignited a strike.”

YS warned that potential strikes would affect the car dealership’s operations. big hotel and some installations in the capital However, it will not affect the production and refining of oil or gas.

Ole Erik Almlid, NHO Chief Executive Officer, said: “NHO has acted responsibly. But our opponents will not compromise.”

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