Many new graduates in Norway are denied overtime

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A total of 28% of newly graduated members of the Norwegian Society of Graduate Technical and Scientific Professionals (Tekna) have employment contracts without the right to overtime.

Figures from the organization’s salary survey show that 28% of Tekna’s newly graduated members have employment contracts without the right to overtime.

“The Working Environment Act is clear that employees shall be entitled to overtime pay,” Tekna President Lise Lyngsnes Randeberg noted in a press release.

Tekna believes that the number of new graduates who are not entitled to overtime pay should be low since the few recent graduates take up functions as managers or experts.

“The companies must give newly qualified labor proper contracts. They should not take advantage of the fact that new graduates are insecure and vulnerable when they negotiate their first contracts,” Randeberg said.

Tekna has around 88,000 members with various degrees in engineering.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayFinance

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