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Welcome to Norway! Fellesforbundet is a trade union who organise more than 150 000 workers in construction, industry, farming, hotels, restaurants and graphical sector. We have thousands of members from countries other than Norway.

We know from experience that as a foreign worker you are more likely not to be paid what you are entitled, to encounter problems with the tax authorities because your employer has not paid tax for you, to be put at risk of accidents and not receive the support you need.


On this website you can read about what Fellesforbundet is, what you should look out for when working in Norway, what you are entitled to and how to get it. You can also join Fellesforbundet here.


New proposal for collective agreement for Fellesforbundet!

03. april 2014 11:46

After mediation, Fellesforbundet and Norsk Industri yesterday agreed to a new agreement which includes decisive wording on the principal issue of pension rights. A report on pensions in the private sector will be made by the end of 2015. As for wages, the general increase is 0.75 NOK per hour and a special increase of 1.25 NOK per hour for the Textiles and clothing sectors. The proposed agreement will go to a ballot among the members shortly.
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New global agreement with Norske Skog

13. desember 2013 12:51

A new global agreement between Fellesforbundet, Norske Skog and IndustriAll Global Union was signed wednesday. The parties agree to respect fundamental human rights and trade union rights, and also to promote these rights in the company`s supply chain and with customers.
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Red card for FIFA: Campaign for improvement of workers rights

09. oktober 2013 09:13

A delegation from an international labour federation are in Qatar to inspect the situation of migrant workers in the 2022 football World Cup host, amid claims of severe exploitation. National Secretary Jørn Eggum, and International Secretary Atle Høie represents The Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions in this mission. Read more here.




Wage adjustments agreed

08. april 2013 10:56

The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO)  and counterpart The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) have reached an agreement on wage adjustments for the collective agreements second year. The agreement gives a general wage increase of NOK 0,75 per hour and also a low-paid wage increase of NOK  1,40 per hour. The wage increase is effective from April 1st.
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New regulations for agency workers

24. oktober 2012 10:55

New regulations for agency workers comes into force from January 2013. Agency workers will be entitled to the same pay and working conditions as permanent employees in the hiring company.
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New collective agreement for pulp and paper

27. april 2012 13:10

Yesterday Fellesforbundet concluded a new collective agreement with its counterpart Norsk Industri and which is valid for two years if agreed in a ballot on 9 May. The agreements builds on the objectives reached in the frontrunner agreement (engineering/metal, textiles etc), which was concluded two weeks ago, and includes some specific achievements for construction.
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New collective agreement for the building industries

27. april 2012 13:07

Fellesforbundet and the Norwegian employer counterpart, BNL, concluded a new successful collective agreement for the building industries for the coming two years. The agreements builds on the objectives reached in the frontrunner agreement (engineering/metal, textiles etc), which was concluded two weeks ago, and includes some specific achievements for construction.
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New collective agreement for Hotel- and restaurant workers

20. april 2012 08:48

Fellesforbundet recently concluded a new collective agreement for Hotel- and Restaurant workers in Norway. The agreements builds on the objectives reached in the frontrunner agreement (engineering/metal, textiles etc), which was concluded Sunday morning, and includes specific wage contributions for hotels and restaurant workers.
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