Newsletter February

We continue to work for all our members to secure their employee rights. 

Local Salary negotiations HTA, 2.5.3 in March:

- March 4 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.

Teaching - Ways of compensation during the pandemic

Many members experience that digital teaching requires a lot of extra work. In many cases they have to prepare both physical, digital and hybrid teaching. We announced in June 2020 that the “dugnad” (voluntary work) is over. We had a meeting with the leadership at UiO in January to discuss possible ways of compensation for this particular group of staff. These discussions will continue in February. 


Wound up and stressed out - how to deal with stress and difficult emotions, a course for PhDs and Postdocs (members of NAR/Forskerforbundet) at UiO.

Pension in Norway by SPK - Digital course for international staff



Publisert 2. feb. 2021 12:59 - Sist endret 2. feb. 2021 23:40