Unions secure pay rises for health workers


Trade unions in the health sector have negotiated a new agreement with the Spekter employers’ organisation. Fagforbundet reports that it was an acceptable result, in line with other settlements in the public sector. It was disappointed that it couldn’t make more progress on gender equality but pleased about further progress on ensuring more full-time contracts across the sector and in increases to payments for late shifts and weekend work. The new minimum annual salary in the main pay structure is NOK 350000 (€33320), an increase of NOK 12000 (€1140). Other unions were involved in the negotiations include Delta and FO that were both pleased with the overall result but EL&IT rejected the deal, saying it didn’t do enough for skilled workers. A separate agreement was negotiated by the NSF nurses’ union, with nurses seeing an average increase of around NOK 25000 (€2380).

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