It is the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs that has overriding responsibility for the Government’s labour policy.
Labour immigration provides Norway with important expertise and covers our need for labour in several sectors. Norway has for many years been part of a common Nordic labour market. Through the EEA Agreement and the EFTA Convention, Norway is also part of a common European labour market.
Labour market measures are one of the most important policy instruments aimed at promoting a well-functioning labour market. Labour market measures aim at contributing to increased participation in employment, reduced unemployment and combating exclusion by helping people with problems on the labour market to find work and become active.
Enterprises are themselves responsible for preventing accidents and harm to health as a result of work. Employers have a duty to ensure that the working environment is both safe and satisfactory.
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European cooperation on combating work-related crime financed by the EEA and Norway Grants
– Work-related crime can only be combated by means of cooperation – both national and international, says Minister of Labour Anniken Hauglie (Conservative Party). Last week European authorities and social partners met in Oslo.
The Basis for Wage Settlements in 2019 Preliminary Report
Press release from the Norwegian Technical Calculation Committee for Wage Settlements: Preliminary Report 2019.
The Government presents here a strategy for strengthening of efforts to combat work-related crime.
The Letter of Intent regarding a more inclusive working life (the IA Agreement) is based on a tradition of cooperation and trust between the authorities, employees and employers in Norway, both centrally and locally. This is the fourth letter of intent regarding a more inclusive working life. The agreement will be valid for the period from 4 March 2014 to 31 December 2018.