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Outsourcing of cleaning services in the Armed Forces

05. November 2018

Elins Svartstad and Sissel C.Trygstad have investigated the intentions behind the decision to subject the cleaning of premises belonging to the Norwegian Defence Estates Agency (NDEA) to competitive tendering. The report is also concerned with how the interests of the cleaners were  looked after by their employer until the contract was transferred, and what the new job situation looks like. 

Long term research contract on pensions

02. November 2018

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Social Affairs and Social Affairs has entered into a long-term research contract with a consortium consisting of ISF, Frisch, SSB and Fafo. Ongoing research assignments will be carried out over a four-year period.

The role of the local membership benefit committees in LO

02. November 2018

Membership benefits are well known as a tool for trade unions to recruit members.The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) has established local committees in every region in order to inform trade union representatives at the local level. This report focuses on the committees. What are their main task and their activity level?

Food security in light of the Sustainable Deelopment Goals

01. November 2018

Fafo will during this year work out a report with recommandation to the Government concerning food safety and nutrition in the developing aid. The project is commissioned by Norwegian Forum for Development and Environment.

Imbalance between ethnic minority trade union members and the number of representatives

31. October 2018

A glance at the top positions in the Swedish, Danish and Norwegian trade unions reveals an almost all-white picture. There is considerable imbalance between the number of ethnic minority trade union members and the number of ethnic minority representatives, according to an article written by Inger Marie Hagen and Ragnhild Steen Jensen in Transfer:European Review of Labour Research.

Possibilities and challenges for digital platforms

30. October 2018

Fafo and Economics Norway  will start a project on innovation and growth for the digital platforms in the Nordic countries. It is commissioned by Nordic Innovation and the federations of professionals in the Nordic countries.

The story behind the Pension Reform in Norway

29. October 2018

According to Anne Skevik Grødem from ISF and Jon M. Hippe from Fafo there were two main actors in the political game about a new pension system: The Ministry of Finance and the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO). The report about this story is under publishing.

Sexual harassment in the Scandinavian hotel industry

26. October 2018

The main questions in this report, written by Mona Bråten and Beate Sletvold Øistad, address how workplace sexual harassment is understood, dealt with and prevented.The data show that sexual harassment in general is a challenging area for the working environment field.

Experiences with the introductory programme for refugees

26. October 2018

This Fafo-report presents the results from a qualitative user survey among participants in the introductory programme for refugees in Norway. Some participants feel that the full-day programme they areprovided with through the introductory programme is less than meaningful and brings little in terms of qualification.


Continuing education and training in collective agreements in the public sector

25. October 2018

This report provides an overview of the arrangements for continuing education and training that exist in working life in the public sector and investigates how collective agreements can contribute to skills development. It is written by Åsmund Arup Seip and commissioned by Skills Norway.

Users’ Choice in Providing Services to the Most Vulnerable Homeless People

23. October 2018

This article in "Social Inclusion" is written by Inger Lise Skog Hansen, and discusses users’ experiences from receiving social support as part of the Housing First programme. In particular, the article discusses the users’ experiences with the model’s emphasis on users’ choice and self-determination.

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