Wage negotiation

Wage is an important subject, and many people may want to discuss it. It is important to remember that we have established systems for wage negotiations.

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Wage negotiations

The main collective agreement, called the Hovedtariffavtalen (HTA) in Norwegian, contains general wage and employment terms for government employees. The main collective agreement is made for a two-year period, in which the parties have a mutual right to demand a renegotiation of wage and employment terms for the second year of the agreement (temporary settlement).

Wage adjustments

Adjustments of wages for government employees are made through three central measures:

  • general increases
  • central adjustments
  • via local negotiations

The parties involved annually come to an agreement over which measure to use in terms of wage adjustments, and how extensive the negotiations and agreements should be.

Wage and employment terms for positions that the parties have agreed to exclude from the main collective agreement are administratively determined, cf. Hovedtariffavtalen pt. 1.1.3.

Assessment of wage after probation

At the end of probation, the employer may reassess the employee's wage level.


For more information about wage negotiations, please contact your supervisor or your union.

Unions associated with NTNU