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Workers Union Ask for More Tax Increase in Norway

Norway’s second largest confederation of labor unions, Unio believes the government should raise taxes to secure the financing of welfare services.
Workers Union Ask for More Tax Increase in Norway
Photo: UNIO | Unio Leader Anders Folkestad

Talking to NRK, Unio leader Anders Folkestad says that it is the time to repeal the tax pledge from the 2009 election, so the tax level can be raised.

- We hear it from our members that they do the best they can, but resources are inadequate in terms of tasks and expectations, Folkestad says.

So, Unio, which organizes researchers, police officers, teachers and nurses, will ask the Government to provide more tax money to ensure the current welfare system.

- Many people have failed to recognize that Norway now has more residents who need more social services, says Anders Folkestad.

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Helga Pedersen does not agree with the Unio leader. She assures that the tax level can not be raised.

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