Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees disappointed with coalition talks setback

Mette Nord - FagforbundetPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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The Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees (Fagforbundet) believes that a “red-green” majority government would have been the best option for its members. It is disappointed that the Socialist Left Party decided to leave the coalition talks

“Such a government would have safeguarded the interests of our members,” Fagforbundet leader Mette Nord stated in a press release.

A new minority government will have to turn to the SV to pass the state budget, and efforts must be made to put in place a red-green majority government during the period, Fagforbundet wrote in a press release on Wednesday.

“Now we will, in collaboration with the three parties, and a new government, work to get support for our most important demands. We want to reduce the differences in society, stop the privatization of welfare services, solve the part-time work crisis, and secure full and permanent positions for people – we also want to push through a fair green shift,” Nord said.

Fagforbundet organizes almost 400,000 employees in the public and private sectors.

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

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