Possible strike at PostNord
If the negotiations this weekend between NHO (the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise) and LO (Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions)/YS (Confederation of Vocational Unions) in connection with this year's wage settlement are not successful, more than 24,000 workers will be taken out on strike from Monday 1 April at 06.00. Both parties aim to reach an agreement on the settlement, but are – according to the NHO – prepared for a strike.
PostNord is one of the companies that would be severely affected by a potential strike. Failure to reach an agreement will result in the majority of PostNord's terminals having to close for the duration of the strike.
Any goods in transport that need to be re-loaded at one of our terminals will not reach the customers during the strike. Door-to-door freight may continue as normal, although with a possible adjustment to prices due to the extraordinary situation. Moreover, our itineraries and service quality will be affected.
A strike is a lawful conflict between the employees' and employers' organisations, and is therefore defined as force majeure. PostNord is thus not liable for the consequences of the strike.
If the strike represents a risk to health and life – an application can be made for an exemption. Exemption applications shall be issued – via PostNord, the HR Department c/o Linn Bjørgan, email address: email@example.com – then via the NHO, who after receipt, assess whether the application should be issued to LO/YS. In practice, exemption applications must be justified in relation to a risk to life and health (animals and humans), or the risk of significant material damage.
Information on the developments in the strike will be posted continuously on https://www.nho.no/lonn-og-tariff/lonnsoppgjoret, as well as in the national and daily media.