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The farmers’ union relieved after the forced wage board: – Absolutely necessary

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The union’s leader, Bjørn Gimming, is happy that the academics’ strike ended with a forced wage board. Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

Of NTB | 02.06.2024 23:23:20

Working life: – This is a relief, not least from an animal welfare perspective. Now operations at the slaughterhouses can go back to normal, and we don’t have to worry about what happens to the animals that are not slaughtered at the agreed time, says Farmers Association leader Bjørn Gimming.

He feared what the consequences would be if the Norwegian Food Safety Authority’s employees were taken out on strike as part of the Academicians’ strike escalation. Gimming was afraid that the animals would suffer.

– In this situation, it was, in my opinion, absolutely necessary for the state to intervene in the strike with a forced wage board.

The withdrawal by the vets and meat inspectors could mean that as many as 800,000 chickens had been forcibly slaughtered in one week.

The leader of the farmers’ association says that he respects the right to strike and that the best thing is to reach an agreement through negotiations.

(© NTB)

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