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Wages and working conditions

In Norway, what you are entitled to depends on which industry you work in. There is no national minimum wage, but in some industries (construction, industry, farming and cleaning) there is a so-called general minimum wage.

 This means that some of the collective agreement’s minimum provisions have been made a legal requirement. The minimum wage agreed by trade unions and employers applies to everyone who works in the industry, whether they are members of a union or not, and whether nationals or foreign. In some industries a supplement for work clothes has also been made a legal requirement. 

When the trade union negotiates towards higher pay, the legal minimum wage also increases. In 2010, 20,000 Norwegians, Lithuanians and Polish construction workers went on strike to increase the minimum wage.

To find out what wages and working conditions you are entitled to, see the side menu to select the industry you work in.