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The parties in the agricultural settlement enter into negotiations

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Leader of the Norwegian Farmers’ Association, Bjørn Gimming, believes that the income gap for Norwegian farmers must be closed more quickly than what the state proposes in its offer. Here during a commemoration with the Norwegian Farmers’ Association outside the Storting in April. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

Of NTB | 05/07/2024 16:34:51

Working life: The offer that the state submitted on Monday this week is significantly below the demand from agriculture.

The farmers put forward a claim of a total of NOK 3.9 billion, which should amount to a total increase in income of almost 83,000 wives per man-year.

The state was willing to offer NOK 2.62 billion. This should amount to an increase in income of around NOK 70,000 per man-year, as well as a reduction in the income gap by NOK 45,000 per man-year.

– The offer does not respond to the Storting’s recent marching order on increased self-sufficiency, said Bjørn Gimming, agriculture’s negotiator and leader of the Norwegian Farmers’ Association, after receiving the state’s offer.

Over the past 24 hours, the Norwegian Farmers’ Association and the Norwegian Farmers’ and Small Farmers’ Association’s negotiating committees have carefully reviewed the state’s offer. In a press release, the farmers’ association writes that they are going to the negotiations with the aim of finding good solutions.

(© NTB)

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