On 20 October 2021, 294 new cases of infection were registered in Norway. Although the infection rate is significantly lower than this spring, covid-19 still creates problems for parents with children in kindergarten and school. There is also still some uncertainty in the labour market. The Government has therefore announced that it will extend the corona measures for working life, as well as reintroduce a measure intended for freelancers and the self-employed.
Social and working life policy has been a central theme in the election campaign and there has been great tension around the outcome of the government negotiations in this regard. On Wednesday 13 October 2021, we received several clarifications when the new government platform was announced. We summarize the main points in the Hurdal platform that concern working life law. The document in its entirety can be found here.
Just after the country's theatre and concert stages opened after the corona closure, a strike puts a new wet blanket on cultural joy. Last week, the strike among cultural employees was further escalated, and both the Opera and the country's largest theatres must now cancel major performances. This affects both the audience and fellow artists who are outside the strike. Unmusical, some believe - the only way to safeguard the interests of workers, others believe.
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