Local wage negociations 2016
The schedule has now been agreed on for this year’s local negotiations at NHH. The civil service unions will inform their members about the deadlines for applying for incremental pay increases.
Employees whose pay already has been considered in 2016, will not be considered.
Local guidelines and priorities
All criteria in NHH's pay policy shall be emphasised in the wage negotiations. The parties have agreed that certain criteria in NHH’s pay policy should be given particular weight in this year’s local wage negotiations.
Employees in teaching and research positions shall be subject to an overall assessment based on:
Good research, teaching and dissemination results. In addition, academic engagement that promotes the best interests of the academic community and NHH will also be emphasised.
For employees in technical/administrative positions, the following criteria in NHH’s pay policy will be emphasised:
- efforts, skills and results achieved
- ability to cooperate and service-mindedness
For technical and administrative positions, the document Veiledende stillingsbeskrivelse av stillingsinnhold og kvalifikasjonskrav (teknisk/administrative stillinger) (‘Advisory description of content of and qualification requirements for positions (technical/administrative positions)’ – in Norwegian only) will also form part of the basis for the consideration of position codes.
For employees with management duties, section 3.3 (Communication and collaboration), shall also be emphasised.
Central guidelines and priorities
The principle of equal pay for male and female employees has been continued in the new Basic Collective Agreements, as has the principle of equal pay for equal work. Employees on paid leave of absence are covered by the negotiations, and their pay shall also be considered. The same applies to employees who, before the date of implementation on 1 July 2016, have resumed work after unpaid parental leave, cf. the Working Environment Act Section 12-5, or unpaid care leave, cf. the Joint Provisions Section 20 (7).
This year’s central settlement resulted in two basic collective agreements: one for the members of the Federation of Norwegian Professional Associations (Akademikerne) and one for other employees. At this year’s local settlement, NHH will therefore conduct separate wage negotiations for these two groups.
For members of the Federation of Norwegian Professional Associations
At the central negotiations as of 1 May 2016, the parties agreed that a total of up to 2.3% of the total pay costs will be subject to local negotiations. The employer will not add further funds.
For all others
For members of the Norwegian Association of Researchers, the Union of Education Norway (Confederation of Unions for Professionals, UNIO), Parat (Norwegian Confederation of Vocational Unions, YS) and The Norwegian Civil Service Union (Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions, LO), and non-union employees.
At the central negotiations as of 1 May 2016, the parties agreed that a total of up to 1.5% of the total pay costs will be subject to local negotiations. The employer will not add further funds.
Past two years
Individual assessments are to be based on efforts and results achieved over the past two years.
Completion and announcement
The wage negotiations will be completed by 10 November 2016. The parties have agreed that managers with personnel responsibility will inform their employees about the individual negotiation outcomes.
The employer will provide general information about the wage negotiations via Paraplyen.
Incremental pay increases will take effect from 1 July 2016.
HR Director Odd Andrew Storetveit