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Local salary negotiations

Information, documents and links related to the local wage settlement according to the Basic Agreement for State Employees, section 2.5.1. and 2.5.3.


Time of negotiation 

The central negotiations will take place duting the 5th and the 30th of April 2018. We will update this informationsite as soon as we have valid information about the result.

Which agreement applies to you (the 2016 agreements)?

Akademikerne's agreement applies to all employees who were members of Akademikerne, NITO or the Norwegian Pharmaceutical Association.

Everyone else - including non-union employees - fall under the LO-YS-Unio agreement.

Date of effect

Not ready yet.

Deadline for submitting pay rise claims

Deadlinedates are not set yet.

Everyone must contact their trade unions to know the deadline for submitting pay rise claims.

Non-union employees may submit proposals for pay rise claims to their immediate . The manager assesses whether he or she wishes to include it along with the other claims filed by the unit. 

What is negotiated?

In 2016 we were are approximately 2300 employees at HiOA, and together the pools added up to over NOK 18.25 million. By comparison, in 2014 a pool of about NOK 20 million was distributed on 2000 employees. Just under a quarter of the employees were awarded in the settlement at that time.


  • Overview of average wage, standard deviation, median wage, maximum and minimum wage by job codes and gender for all employees at HiOA - this statistics are not ready yet

The statistics will be presented in a form that protects the identity of all individuals.

Information about personal salary

If you need information about your own salary as of July 1, please contact your trade unions after August 1.

Guidelines / priorities

The guidelines are the priorities that the employer, the trade unions or both parties together have for the negotiations. Which instructions apply for this year's negotiations will be found in the minutes of the preparatory meetings in September.

Form for pay rise claims HTA 2.5.1

Pay rise claims must be submitted in standardised forms.

Form for employees

Form for employers

Negotiations results


Minutes must be taken during all negotiations.

The minutes will be put out for review in all reception areas at all campuses. Anyone can obtain a paper copy upon request. They will not be published electronically on-line. 

Letter to those who have received a salary increase

Anyone who gets a salary increase will be notified by letter after the negotiations are concluded.

Evaluation of the 2.5.1 negotiations in 2017

Local salary negotiations - general information

Here you will find general information about salary negotiations at HiOA - negotiations according to the Basic Agreement(s), paragraphs 2.5.1 and 2.5.3 (previously 2.3.3 and 2.3.4).

According to the Basic Collective Agreement, only the parties (i.e. the employer on one side or the trade unions on the other) may promote pay rise claims or claims for position changes. If you wish to make a claim on your own behalf, you must therefore submit your claim to your trade union and get them to file it. Alternatively, you may submit it to your manager, who then chooses to file the claim through the Faculty Administration / HR department. If you are a non-union employee, only your manager can file claims for you.


The General Collective Agreement in the State

There are essentially two types of local salary negotiations; the 2.5.1- and 2.5.3 negotiations. These have been given their names according to where they can be found in the General Collective Agreement.

Two different general collective agreements have been stipulated for the period May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2018. One of them between the Federation of Norwegian Professional Associations and the State (the agreement also applies to NITO and the Norwegian Pharmaceutical Association), the second between LO-Stat, Unio, YS-Stat and the State. The latter agreement also includes people not registered in a trade union.

2.5.1 (prev. 2.3.3) negotiations

Salary negotiations in the State is a process that takes place in three stages:

  1. The main settlement is the central negotiation in which the entire General Collective Agreement in the State is subject to discussion. The value of each salary grade is determined in the main settlement. It is only in connection with this part of the settlement that the parties - both trade unions and employers - are allowed to make use of industrial action such as strike or lockout.
  2. The adjustment settlement also takes place between the central parties. Here the parties make changes to the salary framework or changes that apply to entire occupational groups or job codes.
  3. The local wage settlement is the final step in the process, and takes place in the autumn. The central parties have allocated a certain percentage of the total settlement for local distribution. In addition, the local employer party may choose to inject funds.

If there are several basic collective agreements, as happened in 2016, two different cycles of negotiation may be necessary.

2.5.3 (prev. 2.3.4) negotiations

There are three annual cycles of 2.5.3 negotiations - in February, June and October – each with a deadline for submitting pay rise claims in the beginning of January, May and September.

Claims made after this provision should have one (or more) of the following three reasons:

  • The content of the position is significantly changed. The change must be qualitative – i.e. the tasks are of a different nature than previously, not only that your workload has increased. Furthermore, the change must be large enough as to not be considered a natural development of the job. The higher the qualification degree is for your position, the more new tasks you will have to tolerate without counting on a salary increase.
  • You have done an extraordinary job. This is more than just working hard for some time, and doing your part of a workload in an everyday life characterised by seasonal ups and downs. You must have done something beyond what an employer would normally expect of you. This will normally be rewarded with a time limited bonus (kronetillegg) instead of a permanent wage increase in the form of salary grade promotion.
  • Increased salary to recruit or retain an employee. If someone is about to quit at HiOA, or if one has a specific and legitimate reason to fear this, one can claim a salary increase. It is primarily the employer who tends to make demands pursuant to this provision, but the trade unions may also do this. A fixed date has not been set for the effects of 2.5.3-claims. The date of effect is subject to negotiation in the actual claim. If no claims have been made about the promotion and its date of effect, the date will be set to the 1st of the month in which the claim is submitted. 

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