Norwegian employees in several companies must be prepared for lower wages in the years ahead, predicts Lars Sørgard at the Norwegian School of Economics. The professor of social economics thinks that a lower wage level is almost impossible to avoid when Norwegian companies establish new departments abroad, in line with what Norwegian airline has already done in countries such as Thailand, Dagsavisen reports.
Sørgard explains that when hiring staff from Thailand, Norwegian has also put pressure on Norwegian employees. By having a department abroad, the company will place more pressure on each and every salary negotiation in the future, Sørgard says.
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