Trade unions sue Hurtigruten over pension payments

Hurtigruten ship Fridtjof NansenPhoto: Bodo Marks / DPA / NTB

Hurtigruten is being sued by 87 seafarers who demand to be paid around NOK 5 million in pension from their previous employer.

The case will go to court later this autumn, iTromsø and E24 wrote on Friday.

“This money is related to pensions they should have gotten. The seafarers experience that the employer has not paid out the money they are entitled to,” lawyer Anders Hansson at Sørlandsadvokatene stated.

Hansson has been hired by the Norwegian Engineers ‘Association and the Norwegian Naval Officers’ Association to take the case to court.

The 87 employees demand to be paid a supplement to the pension for the 2006 to 2009 period when they were employed by Hurtigruten. They were transferred to the company Torghatten when Hurtigruten sold its fast boats in 2009 and 2010. Hurtigruten believes Torghatten has to pay out the pension.

The unions have sued Torghatten and lost in both the district court and the court of appeal.

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

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