Nordisk Officers Alliance (NOA) had a meeting in Finland
We take a stand on the important thing: how the working time of the Nordic officers should be protected.
We must focus in particular on operational work and exercises. Calculated working time should be increased, otherwise employees will not have time to recover. As an example in Finland, there is a problem with the ships which are doing operational work. The days last 16-18 hours but working time is calculated only 7.45 hours per day.
It is also question about recruiting people to Defence Forces. We in the security sector are very committed to our work, but we also need to protect our members and ourselves from working too much. We must work together with the employer to protect the employee through good agreements on working time and working condition, these need to be adjusted to the defence force task and make the organization able to conduct exercises, operations and guard duty.
Norges Offisersforbund, N
BFO (Befalets Fellesorganisasjon), N
HOD (Hovedorganisationen af Officerer i Danmark), DK