Labour and welfare

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It is the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs that has overriding responsibility for the Government’s labour and welfare policy. Many people are dependent on help and services from other agencies than those organised under the labour and welfare administration - not least from the health sector, the educational sector and other municipal services.
On this page you will find general information and documents relating to labour and welfare. You can explore this topic in more detail by using the menu on the right.

Dignified resolution of the Pioneer diver case

In December 2013, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in favour of seven North Sea divers, finding that the Norwegian State has violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights concerning the right to respect for private and family life. The State was unanimously acquitted of the other counts in the case.

Detail from cover of The report “International Migration 2012-2013 – IMO report for Norway”

International migration 2012-2013 – Norway

Annually Norway sends a report to the OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The report “International Migration 2012-2013 – IMO report for Norway” is a contribution to the reporting system on migration for the OECD countries.

Internation Migration report 2012-2013

Annually Norway sends a report to the OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The report “International Migration 2012-2013 – IMO report for Norway” is a contribution to the reporting system on migration for the OECD countries.

The Norwegian Technical Calculation Committee for Wage Settlements

It is the responsibility of the Norwegian Technical Calculation Committee for Wage Settlements (TBU) to lay the foundation for the best possible shared understanding between the social partners of the situation in the Norwegian economy.

Areas of responsibility and policy instruments

Welfare policy instruments include measures under the responsibility of several sector ministries. The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is also responsible for subordinate agencies and institutions.

Areas of responsibility and policy instruments

The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service (NAV) is responsible for implementing the labour market policy. Their objective is to facilitate matching in the labour market between job seekers and vacant positions, and to ensure comprehensive follow-up of people who need work-oriented assistance to find employment.

The Labour Disputes Act

The Labour Disputes Act - unofficial translation in English

Compulsory Arbitration and settlements by the Notional Wages Board

Arbitration is a method of dispute settlement, where normally the parties to the dispute voluntarily refer the dispute to be solved by one or several persons. Their decision is binding for all parties.

Meld. St. 23 (2012–2013)

Digital Agenda for Norway

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Contact information

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Telephone: +47 22 24 90 90

Address

Postboks 8019 Dep
0030 Oslo
Norway

Visiting adress
Akersgata 64

Contact information

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Telephone: +47 22 24 90 90

Address

Postboks 8019 Dep
0030 Oslo
Norway

Visiting adress
Akersgata 64