Major strike hits hotels and canteens

Hotel Oslo PlazaOslo .Hotel Oslo Plaza Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Several major hotels will have to close when several thousand employees in the hotel and restaurant industry go on strike. Fellesforbundet( the joint federation, a divison of the trade union LO) is furious over not being allowed local negotiations.

Several major hotels will have to close when several thousand employees in the hotel and restaurant industry go on strike. Fellesforbundet is furios over local negotiations not being allowed. All the other divisons in NHO has for many years accepted our right to local negotiations. This was our main requirement this year and is something we believe our opposite party certainly ought to have accepted, Jørn Eggum, the leader of the Joint Federation, said to NTB.
But NHO service were not willing to do that. And the amount of money demanded in the negotiations was unacceptable for the employers. This means that the disagreement between tha parties has turned into a full conflict.
3351 members in 356 NHO enterprises in Rogaland, Hordaland, Nordland, Oslo, Sør-Trøndelag and Vestfold will go on strike from 8 o’clock Sunday morning. The same applies to 99 members in seven companies in Buskerud, Oslo, Sør-Trøndelag and Hordaland. Both hotels, cafeterias and restaurants are affected.

Hotels have to close
Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania reckons that it will  to close pretty soon as a result of the strike in the hotel and restaurant industry. 78 employees at the hotel in Oslo will go on strike. The hotel, which has 532 rooms, is among the largest in the capital.
– This means we will have to close soon, CEO André Schreiner says.
CEO at Oslo Plaza , Tarje Hellebust, says to NRK that he is worried now  that 98 members will go on strike. He adds that the people at the hotel will do what they can to make to ensure that the guests are not affected by the strike, but the hotel will close at 12 o’clock on Sunday.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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