Industri Energi and Norsk Industri agreed during the early hours of Wednesday in the central collective bargaining negotiations for an electrochemical agreement.
The settlement includes more than 7,500 members in the trade union Industri Energi who are employed in the industrial groups Hydro, Elkem, Yara, Eramet, Glencore, Bilfinger, and Alcoa.
– “We are pleased that we reached a goal with a settlement that regulates wage rates and shift allowances in line with the framework from the front subject, at the same time as it gives us important collective bargaining policy,” says negotiator Frode Alfheim in a press release.
Shift workers will receive 4 percent more in shift allowance, while overtime rates are adjusted upwards by 2.4 percent. In the central negotiation, the trade union also won support for gender-adapted workwear and protective clothing.
– Gender-adapted workwear and protective clothing has been a very clear requirement from our members and we are proud to have finally got it in place, says Alfheim.
The electrochemical agreement is a minimum wage agreement and local negotiations will also be conducted.
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