Bus drivers in Østfold refuse to accept cash

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Bus drivers in Østfold believe they are targets for potential robbery because they must have cash available on the bus. Next week they will refuse to accept cash in protest.

The drivers in the Vy company, Nettbuss in the region of Østfold have announced political strikes on June 12.

‘’We believe there is a growing tendency for buses to be robbed. The main reason why we, as a professional group, are exposed to robbery,
we believe is obvious. Cash disappears from the rest of society’’ said Finn Arne Solberg, the chief representative of the Norwegian Railway Federation (NJF) in Nettbuss to FriFagbevegelse.

According to the Finance Contracts Act, anyone who offers services in Norway is obliged to accept cash. This law is under revision, but the drivers and their employer want the law changed.

Justice spokesman, Peter Frølich of Høyre (H) told ABC News that the Government’s view is that Norway would have cash for many years to come.

‘’What we can pave the way for is that parts of society may perhaps relax the cash requirement.

We keep the cash at the foundation, while some workers and companies could be released’’ he said.

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