Labour relations
We do research on labour regulations, collective organisation, and individual behaviour in working life – analysing the conditions for change, as well as their results. How is the distribution of power, participation, employment, income, and working conditions among social groups being altered? What are the relations between such changes and the demands for renewal or reform of of organisational structures and regulations?

Labour migration

The Eastern enlargements of EU in 2004 kick-started a new phase in the Norwegian working life. In recent years, we have experienced unparalleled labour and service mobility to Norway.

The Nordic model

The Nordic model has gained much attention, both politically and scientific, in recent years. In the 1980s and 1990s the model was considered as not being viable ...

Industrial relations

Social dialogue is central to the Norwegian model. The social dialogue lay down the foundation for both representative and individual arrangements aimed at employee participation.

Collective agreements

Wages and working conditions may be regulated by statutory law and collective agreements and employment contracts. Collective agreements are agreements ...

News about labour relations and labour market

Increased union density in the workplace may reduce wage inequality

Monday, 16 May 2022

A new article examines the relationship between union density and wage inequality within Norwegian establishments observed in the period 2000–2018. The main finding is that increases in the union density result in lower wage inequality within workplaces, both in the short and long term.