Regulation 21 November 2006 on general application of wage agreement for construction sites in Norway

Established by the Tariff Board under the provision of Act 4 June 1993 No 58 relating to General Application of Wage Agreements etc. § 3

Established by the Tariff Board under the provision of Act 4 June 1993 No 58 relating to General Application of Wage Agreements etc. § 3

Chapt. I. Introductory provisions
§ 1. The basis of general application

This regulation is established on the basis of the Construction Agreement (FOB) 2006-2008 between the Confederation of Norwegian Business and Industry (NHO) and the Federation of Norwegian Construction Industries (BNL) on the one side and the Norwegian Federation of Trade Unions (LO) and the Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions (FF) on the other side.

§ 2. To whom the regulation applies

This regulation applies to skilled and unskilled employees performing construction work at construction sites.

A skilled worker is a worker with an officially approved trade or craft certificate within his line of work or similar qualifications which formally can be considered as equal with such a certificate. An unskilled worker does not have such trade or craft certificate.

The regulation does not apply to apprentices and participants in labour market measures.

§ 3. The enterprise’s responsibility

Enterprises performing work covered by § 2 are responsible for implementing this regulation. The responsibility rests with the employer or any person managing the enterprise on the employer’s behalf.

Chapt. II. Terms of wages and employment
§ 4.
Terms of wages

Employees in construction work, cf. § 2, shall receive as a minimum the following hourly pay:

  1. Skilled workers: NOK 132,25
  2. Unskilled workers without any experience in construction work: NOK 118,-.
    Unskilled workers with at least one year’s experience in construction work: NOK 123,-.
  3. Workers under 18 years of age: NOK 78,50.

§ 5. Supplements for overtime work

For work after ordinary working hours a 50 % supplement to hourly pay shall be paid.

For work after ordinary working hours between 2100 hours and 0600 hours and on Sundays and public holidays a 100 % supplement to hourly pay shall be paid.

§ 6. Compensation for travelling and board and lodging expenses

If job assignments make overnight absence from home necessary, the employer is obliged to conclude an agreement with the employee on compensation of necessary travelling costs at the start and the end of the assignment, as well as for a reasonable number of journeys home during the assignment.

Before an employer sends an employee on an assignment away from home an agreement on arrangements concerning board and lodgings shall have been concluded. The main rule is that the employer shall pay for board and lodging, but a fixed rate, reimbursement according to account rendered or similar may be agreed upon.

§ 7. Requirements for lunch rooms and rest rooms and accomodation

When a job commences, the enterprise shall provide an ample lunch room and rest room with satisfactory heating, for staying in the room during rest breaks.

For requirements concerning accomodation § 4-4 fourth subsection of the Working Environment Act and provisions established pursuant to § 4-4 fifth subsection of the act are applicable.

§ 8. Working clothes

The employer shall provide the necessary working clothes and protective footwear suitable for the time of year and the working place.

Chapt. III Derogation etc.

§ 9. Derogation

This regulation is not applicable if the employee, based on a total assessment, is covered by more favourable terms of wages and employment according to agreement or the national law which ordinarily apply to the employment relationship.

§ 10. Terms of wages and employment in law or regulations

Provisions in law or other regulations which ordinarily are applicable to the employment relationship is also applicable to employment relationships covered by this regulation, see especially:

Act 17 June 2005 No 62 relating to Working Environment, Working Hours and Employment Protection etc.,

Act 29 April 1988 No 21 relating to Holidays, and

Act 26 April 1947 No 1 relating to 1 and 17 May as public holidays.

This regulation applies within the restrictions laid down in Act 17 June 2005 No 62 relating to Working Environment, Working Hours and Employment Protection etc. § 1-7.

Chapt. IV. Entry into force etc.
§ 11.
Entry into force, termination and amendments

This regulation enters into force on 1 January 2007.

This regulation is terminated 1 month after the Construction Agreement (FOB) 2006-2008 between LO and NHO is replaced by a revised collective agreement or if the Tariff Board passes on a new decision on general application based on the same collective agreement.

Regulation 26 June 2006 No 705 on general application of wage agreement for construction sites in the county of Hordaland is repealed.

In regulation 26 June 2006 No 703 on general application of wage agreements for some petroleum installations onshore the following amendments are made:

§ 1 No 2 is repealed. The present No 3 becomes No 2.

§ 3 first subsection item b) is repealed. First subsection item c) becomes item b).

§ 6 is repealed.

§ 18 second subsection shall read as follows:

This regulation is terminated 1 month after the Engineering Industry Agreement 2006-2008 between LO and NHO and the Electrical Installation Agreement 2006 - 2008 between LO and NHO are replaced by revised collective agreements or if the Tariff Board passes on a new decision on general application based on the same collective agreements.

In regulation 26 June 2006 No 704 on general application of wage agreement for construction sites in the Oslo Fjord Region the following amendments are made:

§ 1 shall read as follows:

This regulation is established on the basis of the Electrical Installation Agreement (LOK) 2006 – 2008 between NHO and TELFO on the one side and LO and the Electricians & IT Workers Union (EL&IT) on the other side.

§ 2 first subsection shall read as follows:

This regulation applies to skilled and unskilled employees at construction sites performing installation, servicing and repair work on electrical installations and automatization installations within the counties of Oslo and Akershus.

§ 4 is repealed.

§ 15 second subsection shall read as follows:

This regulation is terminated 1 month after the Electrical Installation Agreement 2006 - 2008 between LO and NHO is replaced by a revised collective agreement or if the Tariff Board passes on a new decision on general application based on the same collective agreement

Go to the top