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Lederne – The Norwegian Organisation of Managers and Executives

Lederne is the Norwegian organisation for managers, engineers and development of competence, founded in 1910. The members have management responsibilities, knowledge and experience. Lederne is also an organisation for engineers and technical staff with a high degree of responsibility in their work. We are independent of others, both politically and organisationally. This gives us the opportunity to do what is best for our members, regardless of political affiliations.

Lederne is the Norwegian organisation for managers, engineers and development of competence, founded in 1910. The members have management responsibilities, knowledge and experience. Lederne is also an organisation for engineers and technical staff with a high degree of responsibility in their work. We are independent of others, both politically and organisationally. This gives us the opportunity to do what is best for our members, regardless of political affiliations.

Lederne has 17.000 members in over 1 200 companies all over Norway and abroad. The members represent companies within a broad spectrum of private and public sector. The members are managers and executives in production, commerce and mercantile functions in industry, commerce and services. In the petroleum industry non-graduate engineers are also included.

Lederne is divided into seven regions with their own regional committees. Ledernes main office is in Oslo, and the organisation runs a regional office in Stavanger. Lederne has right of negotiation with several employer organisations. Lederne is a member of Confederation Europeennes des Cadres (CEC – European Managers). CEC represents 1,5 million managers and executives across Europe in the European Social Dialogue.

Our agreements are:
  • Basic agreements with among others the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), the federation of Norwegian Commercial and Service Enterprises (Virke) and the Federation for Cooperative Businesses (SAMFO).
  • Management agreements with among others NHO, Virke, the Norwegian Shipowners Association and SAMFO.
  • Collective / basic agreements and accords with among others the National Association of Labour markets Companies and the National Association of Employment Cooperative and Agriculture Employers Association.
  • Special agreement with the Norwegian Hospitality Association.
  • Agreements with several individual companies.

TRANSLATION
If there are parts of the Norwegian site you need help using, please mail us or call +47 22 54 51 50. Try also Google Translate.

 

CONTACT

Postal address: Lederne,
Storgata 25, 0184 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 22 54 51 50 (Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00)
lederne@lederne.no

Looking after your interests as an employee

The modern labor market presents many challenges. Demands on how you as a leader do your work are growing. At the same time, companies are demanding more flexibility and mobility.

Lederne can put you on the right track in the Norwegian labor market. We can among many things help you reach an agreement (tariff agreement) with your employer. Also:

  • We offer legal assistance and help with problems at work.
  • We help employees and the company to communicate and collaborate.
  • We offer and finance education and training aimed at you as a leader.
  • We offer a network of people in similar positions.
  • Information about our senior advisory services (pdf).
  • As a leader, you will never be alone in your work, with Lederne covering your back.

For a full list of all the benefits you´ll receive as member of Lederne, see www.lederne.no/fordeler (in Norwegian). Or contact us at +47 22 54 51 50 or lederne@lederne.no.

TRANSLATION
If there are parts of the Norwegian site you need help using, please mail us or call +47 22 54 51 50. Try also Google Translate.

 

CONTACT

Postal address: Lederne,
Storgata 25, 0184 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 22 54 51 50 (Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00)
lederne@lederne.no

Grants for education and free leadership courses

The workplace is continually changing. By improving your knowledge you will be better placed to meet the challenges, and Lederne gives you the educational tools that you need.

Lederne will give financial grants for your professional development:

  • Up to NOK 60.000 per year for full time studies.
  • Up to NOK 30.000 per year for part time studies.
  • Up to NOK 20.000 for short courses.

Application forms and guidelines in Norwegian.

Call  +47 22 54 51 50 for further assistance.

Leadership courses

Lederne also offers high-quality leadership courses. The courses have been devised to cover the needs of our members:

  • Coaching.
  • Better leadership practices.
  • Media handling.
  • Reduce stress and increase work happiness.
  • Workers rights and negotiations.

Travel and hotel expenses are covered by Lederne, so that the path to education and competence development really is free.

For more information, see www.lederne.no/kompetanse (in Norwegian), or call +47 22 54 51 50 for further assistance.

TRANSLATION
If there are parts of the Norwegian site you need help using, please mail us or call +47 22 54 51 50. Try also Google Translate.

 

CONTACT

Postal address: Lederne,
Storgata 25, 0184 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 22 54 51 50 (Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00)
lederne@lederne.no

Get access to professional assistance

As a Lederne member you have access to experienced case executives and representatives, both locally and centrally, who will help you develop better working conditions and resolving conflicts.

We have access to some of the best lawyers of Norwegian civil and labor law, and the threshold for assistance is low.

Free legal help in employment disputes

Lederne can help ensure that your pay reflects the responsibilities and duties involved in your position. We assist the local representatives who negotiate for you. It can be expensive and lonely to stand alone, however good your case against your employer might be. Lederne gives advice and provides assistance if you have problems at work.

If you are not receiving pay, believe you are entitled to compensation for bullying, persecution or injury, have questions relating to your contract of employment or similar, there may be a case under civil or contract law that we can help you with. Disputes that cannot be resolved locally can be tested in court. If Lederne considers it appropriate, we will pay the legal costs.

Naturally, Lederne will always help you if you and your employer disagree over the interpretation of an agreement.

TRANSLATION
If there are parts of the Norwegian site you need help using, please mail us or call +47 22 54 51 50. Try also Google Translate.

 

CONTACT

Postal address: Lederne,
Storgata 25, 0184 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 22 54 51 50 (Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00)
lederne@lederne.no

Organisation

We are close to you as a member of Lederne.

Administration

Our regional advisers are working all over Norway, and they are people with high expertise in employment, industry, labor law and organisation. Their main job is to assist your local representatives.

Local chapters

As a member of Lederne you are also a member of a local chapter, whose task is to create and encourage local contact, so that you as a member feel part of a living professional community. We currently have 120 local chapters all over Norway.

Company groups

Most of our members have created company groups at their own places of work. The representatives in your company – together with the local chapter – can help you with all kinds of employment-related issues. If there is no representative at your place of work, you can get help from your local chapter or the administration.

Training for members and representatives

Lederne – both locally and centrally – operates an extensive programme to ensure that local representatives and members can learn more about membership and local representative activities. All such courses are free to members.

TRANSLATION
If there are parts of the Norwegian site you need help using, please mail us or call +47 22 54 51 50. Try also Google Translate.

 

CONTACT

Postal address: Lederne,
Storgata 25, 0184 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 22 54 51 50 (Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00)
lederne@lederne.no

Insurance cover for non-norwegian members

Lederne has a few non-Norwegian members employed by Norwegian companies. These members and their families are not covered by the member insurance scheme to the same extend as their Norwegian colleagues.

The reason why is that for most insurances there is a precondition that you are a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme, and that you have a permanent residence in Norway.

Non-Norwegian citizens do not meet these criteria: They are not members of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme and they don’t have permanent residence in Norway. Therefore, neither the members nor their families will get full coverage from the members’ insurance scheme.

Below we have listed all the member insurances. The three first listed are paid by Lederne. The rest of the insurances you have to sign up for and pay yourself.

Compulsory life insurance, members – coverage for non-Norwegian citizens.
Compulsory life insurance spouses – no coverage for non-Norwegian citizens.
Compulsory family accident insurance – no coverage for non-Norwegian citizens.
Compulsory life-and disability insurance (with the right to opt out) –
Family accident insurance – no coverage for non-Norwegian citizens.
Life- and disability insurance – coverage by death but no coverage by disability.
Household insurance – no coverage for non-Norwegian citizens.
Travel insurance – no coverage for non-Norwegian citizens.

As you may see from the above, the coverage for non-Norwegian members through Ledernes’ insurance scheme is limited. We recommend our non-Norwegian members to buy insurances in their country of permanent residence to ensure that they get sufficient coverage, both for themselves and for their families.

TRANSLATION
If there are parts of the Norwegian site you need help using, please mail us or call +47 22 54 51 50. Try also Google Translate.

 

CONTACT

Postal address: Lederne,
Storgata 25, 0184 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 22 54 51 50 (Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00)
lederne@lederne.no

Membership

Become a member and get more information at www.lederne.no/innmelding (in Norwegian – for more information, contact your local representative or call +47 22 54 51 50 – email lederne@lederne.no.

Become a member and get more information at www.lederne.no/innmelding (in Norwegian – for more information, contact your local representative or call +47 22 54 51 50 – email lederne@lederne.no.

When comparing what different organizations offer in terms of price and quality, it is essential to consider the following factors:

  • What is included in the price and what costs extra?
  • What is the core product you are actually being offered and can the organisation deliver good quality services?
  • What additional services are included in the price and are they relevant to your situation?

Membership is tax deductible in Norway by NOK 3.850 as of 2017.

TRANSLATION
If there are parts of the Norwegian site you need help using, please mail us or call +47 22 54 51 50. Try also Google Translate.

 

CONTACT

Postal address: Lederne,
Storgata 25, 0184 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 22 54 51 50 (Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00)
lederne@lederne.no

Contact point

Head office:
Our insurance office:
Internet:

As a member you receive a password to log on to your own page atwww.lederne.no/minside (contact +47 22 54 51 50 for questions). You will find information here about your membership.

TRANSLATION
If there are parts of the Norwegian site you need help using, please mail us or call +47 22 54 51 50. Try also Google Translate.

 

CONTACT

Postal address: Lederne,
Storgata 25, 0184 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 22 54 51 50 (Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00)
lederne@lederne.no