The Government will extend the layoff period

women in ParliamentThe Norwegian Parliament(Stortinget).Photo: Norway Today Media

The government will make a proposal  to the Parliament to extend the layoff period  from 30 to 52 weeks,  the parties in the national settlement said.
This was decided after the United Federation and Norwegian Industry sent a joint letter to Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) and the rest of the government.
On Sunday afternoon  the parties in this year’s main settlement agreed on a solution, after being in discussions for over twelve hours after the original deadline for the settlement. This way they prevented Norwegian industries and manufacture from being hit by a big strike.
– We have made the government extend the period for receiving unemployment benefits during layoffs to 52 weeks,  union leader Jørn Eggum says.
Today, a company can lay off employees for up to 30 weeks.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today