NORWAY - new agreement in Norwegian electricity sector

The latest response to the EPSU survey provides details of the 2005 agreement covering 4,000 workers in the Norwegian electricity sector - the companies still owned by local and regional government. The agreement runs from 1 June 2005 to 30 April 2006 and includes a 3.5% increase in pay which includes an estimate of the outcome of local negotiations. Inflation in Norway was 1.6% in the year to May, up from 1.3% in April.