The central board of the Education Association has accepted the proposal of the State Conciliator of Norway, and there will thus be no teacher strike.
However, in the referendum in Oslo, almost 60% of the participants voted “no” to the result of this autumn’s wage settlement with the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS).
Nevertheless, there will be no strike, neither in Oslo nor in the rest of the country.
However, the Education Association’s leader Steffen Handal emphasized that teachers’ salary level remains too low.
KS says they are happy that the educational offer for school children will not be weakened.
“A strike in this sector in the middle of the pandemic would hit children, young people, and parents unreasonably hard,” chief negotiator in KS Tor Arne Gangsø noted in a press release on Thursday.
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