NAR at the University of Oslo arrange a course in pensions for foreign employees with the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (SPK) on May 14.
This course is especially for our English speaking members and will be given by The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund (SPK).
NAR invites you to join the course Working in Norway on May 21 – Know your rights! designed to help foreign PhD candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers working in Norway.
*Local salary negotiations in June* -
- May 23th is the deadline for members to submit a claim.
These negotiations are authorised in the BCA, clause 2.5.3. Negotiations usually takes place five times a year. The employer or the Union can demand to negotiate a new salary and/or change of position code, with important changes in the position’s responsibility and tasks.
To be able to submit a claim you have to meet one of the following requirements:
- Significant changes to the employee’s tasks (the claim must be documented so that it is possible to measure the changes. What is crucial is that the employee is given tasks which demand something of a higher quality than before, and that the new tasks are on a higher level.) – BCA, clause 2.5.3,1a
- Made an extraordinary work effort (beyond what is expected) – BCA, clause 2.5.3, 2
- Problems in recruiting or retaining specially qualified labour.
If the claim is based on recruitment considerations, it must be documented that there is a real risk of losing especially valuable expertise.
NAR put forward claims for their members:
Claims based on extraordinary effort or recruitment considerations are negotiated with the organisations, but in case of disagreement the employer’s last offer counts. If there are other reasons for you deserving a higher salary, the demand has to be negotiated in the local salary negotiations (clause 2.5.1).