YS: Major bus driver strike could stop bus traffic across Norway as early as this weekend

BusPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB

As early as this weekend, more than 5,500 bus drivers across the country could be taken out on strike if there is no agreement in the wage settlement.

“If we do not reach an agreement with NHO within the mediation deadline, YS will take out more than 5,500 bus drivers across the country on strike,” Eirik Bornø, head of YS Privat, warned.

On Tuesday, LO and YS will send their warnings in the first strike.

The background is this year’s wage settlement, which will be mediated by the State Conciliator of Norway (Riksmekleren) from Friday. 

Deadline: April 11

The deadline expires at midnight on the night of Sunday, April 11 – and then there may be a strike.

The warning from YS includes employees in bus companies all over the country.

“We obviously hope to avoid labor disputes, but this is now up to NHO. Maintaining purchasing power is both a timely but also very moderate requirement in the situation we are now in,” Bornø said.

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