Local salary negotiations 2018

By Sylvi K Larsen

18 September 2018 14:32

Local salary negotiations 2018

The schedule for this year’s local salary negotiations has now been agreed between the employer and the unions at NHH. Efforts and results over the last two years will form the basis of individual salary evaluations.

Employees who have already been granted a pay rise in 2018 as a result of a salary assessment within the first 12 months of employment, salary negotiations on special terms or in connection with promotion to professor, will not be considered for further salary increases in this year’s local salary negotiations.

Local guidelines and priorities

All criteria in NHH's salary policy will be emphasised in the local salary negotiations. The employer and unions have agreed that selected criteria in NHH’s salary policy will be given particular weight this year.

Employees in teaching and research positions will 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 salary policy will be emphasised:
• efforts, proficiency and results achieved
• flexibility and adaptability to change
• development and effectivisation of tasks and processes

Assessments of employment position codes for technical and administrative roles will be partially based on 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).

Employees with management duties will also be assessed based on section 3.3 of the local salary policy (Communication and collaboration).

Central guidelines and priorities

The principle of equal pay for male and female employees has been continued in the new basic collective agreements, together with the principle of equal pay for equal work. Employees on paid leave of absence will be covered by the local salary negotiations. The same applies to employees who, before the date of implementation, 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).

There are two basic collective agreements for state employees; one for members of unions connected to LO Stat, Unio and YS Stat, and one for the members of the Federation of Norwegian Professional Associations (Akademikerne). NHH will conduct separate wage negotiations for these two groups.


This group covers employees in the groups:
• The Norwegian Civil Service Union (NTL), affiliated to the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO Stat)
• The Norwegian Association of Researchers (Forskerforbundet) and the Union of Education Norway (Utdanningsforbundet), Norwegian Union of Librarians (Bibliotekarforbundet), all affiliated to the Confederation of Unions for Professionals (UNIO)
• Parat, affiliated to the Norwegian Confederation of Vocational Unions (YS Stat)
• Non-union employees

At the central negotiations effective from 1 May 2018, the parties agreed on a total of 2.8%, with part of this being given as a general salary increment to all members and part being subject to local salary negotiations. All employees at up to and including salary grade 47 received an increment of kr. 5,100, with employees over this level receiving 1.25%. This change was effective from 1 may 2018.

The parties further agreed that 1.9% of the total calculated pay costs will be subject to local salary negotiations. The employer will not add contribute with further funds.

Salary increases will take effect from 1 July 2018.


At the central negotiations effective from 1 May 2018, the parties agreed that a total of 2.8% of the total calculated salary costs would be subject to local negotiations. There is no general, centrally administered salary increment for members and the employer will not contribute with additional funds.

Salary increases will take effect from 1 May 2018.

Completion and announcement

The wage negotiations will be completed by 31 October 2018. The parties have agreed that managers with personnel responsibility will inform their employees on the results of the individual salary negotiation.

The employer will provide general information about the wage negotiations via Paraplyen.


Sylvi Larsen, Secretary for the wage negotiations committee at NHH

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