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Union secures jobs for Norwegian seafarers

23 November 2018

A campaign by the Norwegian Seafarers Union (NSU) has secured the jobs, wages and conditions of 700 Norwegian seafarers working on Color Line vessels. The company had proposed reflagging its vessels under the Norwegian register to allow it to replace Norwegian seafarers with cheaper foreign labour – a move that the Norwegian government refused to allow.

Johnny Hansen, NSU president, said that the victory was possible “because of the solidarity from the labour movement and the ITF family”, and pressure from the international trade union movement.


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