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The incomes policy Finn Bergesen jr. Director General Total wage cost in Norway relative to trading partners (Trading partners =100) Source: TBU feb 2004/NHO High labour costs threaten our competitiveness in manufacturing industries Source: TBU, February of 2004

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The incomes policy

Finn Bergesen jr.

Director General

total wage cost in norway relative to trading partners trading partners 100
Total wage cost in Norway relative to trading partners (Trading partners =100)

Source: TBU feb 2004/NHO

high labour costs threaten our competitiveness in manufacturing industries
High labour costs threaten our competitiveness in manufacturing industries

Source: TBU, February of 2004

the incomes policy cooperation
The Incomes Policy Cooperation
  • Purpose - increase our competitiveness through a common political commitment
  • Cooperation between the Government and the employees and employers’ confederations
  • Both public and private sectors participate
the content of the incomes policy in 2003
The content of the Incomes Policy in 2003
  • Wage increase more in line with the European level
  • Wage increase within competitive industries should be guiding principle
  • Allocation focusing on well functioning labour market and equitable wage trends

Result: A lower wage increase than the year before, a trend change.

main challenges in 2004 for the incomes policy and negotiations
Main challenges in 2004 for the incomes policy and negotiations
  • A common understanding of the importance of a low wage increase to improve the competitiveness of our export companies
  • Hold back on the labour organisations demand for pension schemes in the wage negotiations
labour market challenges
Labour market challenges
  • High unemployment in Norway last year, but going down again in 2004
  • Employment growth already strong
  • The aging of the population and the increased use of oil money will result in a shortage of labour in the future
background
Background
  • Efforts have to be made to change the development;
    • the high sickness leave (about 7-8 %)
    • the early retirement age (average 59 years)
    • the increase in the number of persons assigned to disablement pensions (increase 30 000/year, total >300 000 persons)
  • The gap between the work force available and the work force needed is increasing
the trilateral agreement
The trilateral agreement
  • Signed Oct. 2001 by the Government and the social partners
  • The general objective: To create a more inclusive work-place with focus on ability, not disability
  • The specific objectives are
    • to reduce sickness absence by at least 20% within the end of 2005
    • to secure employment for a greater number of employees with reduced functional capacity
    • to increase the average age of retirement from working life
  • The arena for the task will be the work place, the kingpins will be the employee and the employer
what happens
What happens?
  • 620.000 (32%) workers work in IW-enterprises
  • The average retirement age has increased
  • The sickness absence in IW-enterprises is decreasing
  • The agreement was evaluated last year and will be carried forward