lørdag 19. september 2020

N. 1538: Board meeting above, where both I / we and Unibuss were allowed to present our arguments to the Discrimination Board, which will probably hand down a verdict within 1 month!

 N. 1538:

Board meeting above, where both I / we and Unibuss were allowed to present our arguments to the Discrimination Board, which will probably hand down a verdict within 1 month!


Picture of Ivar Danielsen who led the negotiations in the Discrimination Tribunal.



From YTF I then received help and who spoke on my behalf, Lawyer Josefine Wærstad.

From Unibuss, they had a broiler and rude Lawyer Johannes Straume.

Who was only concerned with one thing, to blacken me and had no arguments at all except to blacken me.


The head of the court was Judge Ivar Danielsen (Agder Court of Appeal).

He led the whole affair excellently.


Judgment I think will come after the Discrimination Tribunal's guidelines of approx. 1 month.


Unibuss I did not take into account other people.

Unibuss itself completely shit in my rights as a bus driver and human being that I, on an equal footing with everyone else, should be allowed to choose the radio channels I want and have available on an equal footing with everyone else.

In other words, when Unibuss spoke, it was like hearing the description of themselves when they tried to blacken me as much as possible.

This is where they themselves are stuck, they do not take into account.


On the other hand, we tried to bring out the factual and legal points. Where my Lawyer Josefine Wærstad thought that there were 6 points that were important.


1.) Unibuss is the person responsible here in relation to the complaint. Not Routes or others.


2.) Listening to Christian radio channels is protected by the provision of the law or the legislation.


3.) Whether I have been discriminated against and discriminated against, in other words.


Should it be allowed to listen to Christian radio channels on an equal footing with other radio channels.


4.) Whether the Discrimination is direct or indirect. The volume and content are intertwined, so this is both direct and indirect discrimination as I can not really listen to Christian radio anyway.


5.) Whether the Discrimination against me has objective grounds, something we believe it does not have at all.


6.) Retaliation with new service charges and contestation of sick leave etc.


Closing comment:


But what makes us guaranteed to win this case is the question that leader Ivar Danielsen asked me.

If I feel that I am allowed and can rant on the radio with Christian content high or low, will put my job at risk in terms of dismissal?


I answered yes to that, which of course is true and which makes Unibuss guilty of answering itself.

The case is then also about my working relationship as Unibuss constantly disputes sick leave and other things due to this case.

I personally believe that we both win the case and get redress.

Not least these retaliation in terms of reviewing my sick leave and other things. Has made my case strong in terms of compensation!


onsdag 2. september 2020

No. 1537: All of God's promises, God's blessing are fulfilled in Christ, and in him they have received their yes and Amen!

No. 1537:
All of God's promises, God's blessing are fulfilled in Christ, and in him they have received their yes and Amen!

And the children of Israel went on dry ground through the Red sea, and the whole Egyptian army drowned.
Shows that it is a positive difference to trust God, and not trust God a very negative result.
There were catastrophic consequences for the Egyptian army, which relied only on its own power and strength.

Exodus 15. 1. Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the Lord: I will sing praise to the Lord, for he is highly exalted; horse and man he plunged into the sea. 2 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. he is my God, and I will praise him, the God of my father, and I will exalt him. 3 The Lord is a man of war, the Lord is his name. 4 He cast Pharaoh's chariots and his army into the sea, and his chosen chariots drowned in the Red Sea. 5 Abysses hid them, they sank like stones in deep water. 6 Your right hand, O Lord, is glorified in power; your right hand, O Lord, crushes enemies. 7 And in the dominion of thy majesty thou shalt smite thy adversaries; you release your anger, it consumes them like straw. 8 And by thy breath the waters were gathered together, the waves beating as the mighty waters; deep waters were hardened in the heart of the sea.




2 Cor. 1. 20 For as many as are the promises of God, in him they have their yes, therefore they also receive by him their amen, God be glorified through us.

The greatness of Jesus is such that it surpasses all that we can comprehend, comprehend and comprehend.
Therefore, the scripture says the following:

Eph. 3. 20 But he that is able to do above all things, beyond what we ask or understand, according to the power that worketh in us,

But at the same time for us, when the "sea" is so enormous.
We "only" need to get what we need ourselves.
Does not really need "everything", just some parts of Christ.
That is more than enough, as the riches of Christ are infinite!

We do not always need the "whole" blessing of heaven, just a little "bit!"

There are at least two pitfalls to fall into.
One is that we ask for little and nothing. We do not see the opportunities we have in Christ and that riches,
The second is that we ask for "too much!"
Expect almost the impossible, both from God, ourselves and other people.
And that we do not have patience in relation to the answer to prayer.
This is something Jacob is talking about.

James 4. 1. Where does all the strife come from, and where does all the strife come from among you? Is it not by your lusts that war in your limbs? 2 I desire, and have not; You kill and carry envy, and can not get; You are in conflict and unrest. You have not, because you do not pray; 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

Here we meet what I would call the outer edges, why we do not get from the Lord.
When we get that we do not take care of it. It is when we do not believe and when we waste things. We are not disciplined, grateful and are like a guy to play with.

In other words, it is a negative side and where we can get into unhealthy tracks in our walk with the Lord.

But how to experience what has to do with God?
Want to mention ten (10) things here, then in key word form.

1.) All the promises we find in both the Old Testament and the New Testament are fulfilled in Christ or are to be fulfilled in Christ. Therefore, it belongs to us, as we are heirs of God and co-heirs of Jesus Christ.

Room. 8. 17 But if we are children, then we also are heirs, heirs of God, and heirs with Christ, if we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him.

Joshua 1. 3 Everywhere you go, I give to you, as I said to Moses:

We must find at least one promise, preferably several, and stand on them in Jesus' name.
They belong to us and are given to all of us who are in Christ Jesus.

2.) In the world of God, to experience this. Then we must believe God, acquire it and live in faith. Faith is what "draws" the riches that are in God and Christ, to us and into our reality. Faith is essential to experience God, without faith we will not experience God.
Faith is crucial.

Scripture says:

Heb. 11. 6 but without faith it is impossible to please God; for he who appears before God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Mark 11. 22 And Jesus answering said unto them, Have faith in God. 23 Verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken up, and cast into the sea day. and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be experienced to him. 24 Wherefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire and desire, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

We then face both opportunities and challenges.
A challenge that is important to take with you is to find at least one scripture that you must place in the situation you are in.
Here is a rich material as the whole Bible, everything in both the Old Testament and the New Testament is useful to us.
Why? Because everything is fulfilled in Christ, and he is what we are in.
We are placed in Christ - in all parts.

Eph. 2. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love that he loved us with, 5 made us alive with Christ, even though we were dead in our trespasses - by grace you are saved - 6 and raised us up with
him and sat us with him in heaven, in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the coming times he might show the riches of the grace of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

We had this scripture as a starting point, and we also read the context. Then we see that everything is in Christ, and then we must reckon that we who are in Christ. Belongs to him and is his co-heir and heir of God, that everything is also available to us who believe in him, Christ.

1 Cor. 1. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who is become unto us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 For as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

We are in Christ - he is the word - then we must "find" one and preferably more of God's word that applies to our situation. Link it to our prayer desire or prayer need.

At the same time, we do this in faith, then the miracles also happen. I will briefly give some tips to use God's word in the right way to experience prayer hearing.

Then we must find at least one, preferably several scriptures that apply to our prayer hearing.
Experienced answer to prayer is above all linked to the promises, and that we are able and believe God for what he himself says and speaks to us in his own word, his own wonderful and glorious word.

1.) Are you discouraged? God's word and promises are for you many places in the whole Bible. Here is one of many, many examples.

2. Tim. 1. 7 For God gave us not the spirit of discouragement, but the spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2.) What will the future be like? God's word and promises are for you many places in the whole Bible. Here is one of many, many examples.

Jeremiah 29. 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not thoughts of evil, to give you hope and hope.

3.) Do you need certainty about prayer hearing and prayer answers? God's word and promises are for you many places in the whole Bible. Here is one of many, many examples.

Jeremiah 29. 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not thoughts of evil, to give you hope and hope. 12 And ye shall call upon me, and go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you; 13 and ye shall seek me, and ye shall find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. 14a I will let myself be found of you, says the Lord,

4.) Worried? God's word and promises are for you many places in the whole Bible. Here is one of many, many examples.

File. 4. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

5.) Financial difficulties? Other difficulties? Whatever it is, the answer is found in the word of God and in the Lord. God's word and promises are for you many places in the whole Bible. Here is one of many, many examples.

File. 2. 9 Therefore God also exalted him exceedingly, and gave him the name which is above every name, 10 That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of them that are in heaven, and in earth, and under the earth, 11 And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Jesus' name is bigger than any other name. There may be financial difficulties. Physical, mental and all other difficulties.

6.) Meeting difficult people and other challenges? Whatever it is, the answer is found in the word of God and in the Lord. God's word and promises are for you many places in the whole Bible. Here is one of many, many examples.

Word. 21. 1. The king's heart is like a brook in the hand of the Lord, he bends it where he wills.

7.) Are you tired and tired? The challenges too big? Whatever it is, the answer is found in the word of God and in the Lord. God's word and promises are for you many places in the whole Bible. Here is one of many, many examples.

Isaiah 40. 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he giveth strength. 30 Boys grow weary and weary, and young men stumble. 31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall lift up their wings like eagles; they run and do not grow weary, they walk and do not grow weary.

8.) Do you need the power to live as the word of God? Do you have a challenge in any area of ​​your life?

File. 4. 19 And my God, according to his riches, will fill all your desire for glory in Christ Jesus.

9.) Do you need healing for the body and soul life? Whatever it is, the answer is found in the word of God and in the Lord. God's word and promises are for you many places in the whole Bible. Here is one of many, many examples.

Read e.g. Isaiah 53 and many other passages in the scriptures that clearly state that we are healed through the miracles and wounds of Jesus.

1 Pet. 2. 24 He that beareth our sins upon his own body upon the tree, that we may die from our sins and live for righteousness, hath known whose wounds ye are healed.

10.) The most important question is when it comes to our salvation. This is the question that the Bible answers rather than any other question. Whatever it is, the answer is found in the word of God and in the Lord. God's word and promises are for you many places in the whole Bible. Here is one of many, many examples.

Room. 10. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Ap.gj. 4. 12 And there is no salvation in any other; for nor is there any other name under heaven, given among men, by which we shall be saved.

Closing comment:

Within the world of prayer, there is not a single area where it is possible not to "achieve" the answers to prayer one wishes to achieve.
It's just a matter of using God's word properly.
Believe God, and pray and desire all that one needs, desires and wants.
This is not selfishness or putting oneself at the center.
This is God willing, that the Lord is with us, not against us!

Room. 8. 31 What shall we then say to this? Is God for us, who is against us? 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he, if he give us all things, with us? 33 Who will accuse God's elect? God is the one who justifies; 34 Who is he who condemns? Christ is the one who is dead, yea, what is more, who is also risen, who is also at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us; 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Tribulation or anxiety or persecution or hunger or nudity or danger or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are considered slaughter sheep. 37 But in all these things we gain more than victory over him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, neither angels nor powers, neither what is now nor what is to come, nor any power, 39 neither height nor depth nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

tirsdag 1. september 2020

No. 1536: It is bad with Turkish authorities, but Norwegian authorities are not better many times!

No. 1536:
It is bad with Turkish authorities, but Norwegian authorities are not better many times!

Pastor and fool apostle Jan Aage Torp who was able to mislead the police, the prosecution, the courts and many others with his cunning lies and distortions.
It is completely inconceivable that the authorities are so easily seduced by a liar, manipulator, narcissist and psychopath.



I'm innocent, everyone else is guilty, I'm just a narcissist and a liar of rank.

I was convicted in Oslo District Court and Borgarting Court of Appeal for hate speech.
The truth was that I had not come with anyone, but they judged me anyway.
Why?
The hatred of Christian values ​​and Christians is unfortunately unfortunately strong many times with the authorities.

The verdict was that he had written "too much".
It is inconceivable to get such a verdict, this is of course the murder of justice of all time.
http://justismord.janchristensen.net/

Erna Solberg is a dangerous Prime Minister with freedom of expression in mind. It is those who have "dissenting" opinions that need protection. Here, Erna makes a gross mistake, and she indirectly defends violent Muslims who belong in prison. See here for freedom of expression: https://snl.no/ytringsfrihet

Freedom of speech

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Freedom of expression is the freedom all people have to express themselves by expressing what they think and want to say something about. Since the end of the 18th century, it has been considered a human right, and it has a strong protection in both national and supranational legislation.

Freedom of expression includes the freedom to convey ideas in expression or action and to choose to express oneself or not. This also applies to the freedom to receive the utterances of others. The latter is often called freedom of information.

A certain freedom of expression is necessary for people to be able to live together and forms the basis for interpersonal communication and interaction.

The protection of freedom of expression is particularly justified in three respects:

It is necessary for man's search for truth - only through free exchange of opinions can we get closer to the truth.
It is the basis of our personal autonomy and freedom - we have the freedom to share our thoughts and accept others, and by virtue of this freedom we develop as human beings.
It is a prerequisite for democracy - without free speech, no free information, no free opinion formation and no real basis for democracy, neither through individuals' informed voting nor the opportunity for participation in the public debate.
Historically, freedom of speech can be traced back to antiquity. But it is the Enlightenment and its focus on the social significance of individuals that has remained the central basis for our understanding of this freedom.

Freedom of expression is legally protected in a number of international human rights instruments and in the constitutions of many countries. In Norway, freedom of expression is protected by Article 100 of the Constitution. Norway has also ratified several treaties dealing with freedom of expression. The most practical in practice is the European Convention on Human Rights, ECHR.

Freedom of speech is not absolute. There are several statutory restrictions on freedom of expression, such as the prohibition against making threats, defamation, invasion of privacy, harassment and grossly pornographic, discriminatory and hateful statements.

On the other hand, censorship - stopping an utterance before it is made - is, as a general rule, not permitted, unless it is necessary to protect children and young people from the harmful effects of live images. Reactions to illegal statements can only be used after they have been made.

In practice, perceptions of what is right to say have as much significance for the actual freedom of expression, as legal ones: Presumably far more statements are withheld for fear of ridicule, marginalization or expulsion, than for punishment.

Closing comment:

Erna Solberg's confused narrative when she trumpets here that she has nothing left for SIAN, and gets the attention away from these violent Muslim mobs.
Erna Solberg should go out and defend SIAN, so that they are allowed to express themselves as they wish.
Freedom of expression is probably not so strong in Norway, not least because it shows the verdict against me.
Norway is in many ways a worst country, it says i.a. that Norway tops the statistics in relation to the population in crime.
Then human rights violations convicted in the human rights court Strasbourg in France.
Where the European Court of Human Rights is located in Europe.

Think for myself, I am Norway's "kindest" man, but I believe in Jesus and the Bible.
Then there is a free game in Norway, Norway the worst in Europe has been a violation of human rights.

Pray for Norway, because here truth has become a lie, and lie truth.

Isaiah 5. 20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil, that put darkness for light, and light for darkness, that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own thoughts!

Yes, freedom of speech gives the opportunity to say and write whatever you want, as long as you do not encourage and threaten violence and harm to others physically.
It is the controversial and controversial opinions that need protection more than anyone else!

søndag 30. august 2020

No. 1535: Even though the Oslo Chancellery Office cannot demand money from us, we want to get this into legal forms that the LAW FIRM NICOLAISEN and Lawyer Ole Sperre will help us with!

No. 1535:
Even though the Oslo Chancellery Office cannot demand money from us, we want to get this into legal forms that the LAW FIRM NICOLAISEN and Lawyer Ole Sperre will help us with!

The Oslo bailiff's office says that the claim against us is obsolete, so that no one can legally withdraw us for money due to what PBE claims is an illegality.
The truth is that PBE and the public sector have been abusing power and authority against us completely, completely, completely unnecessarily.
That we will have to tear down the wall, stairs and living room is totally meaningless.
Our wall that now PBE wants to get removed, which is a totally paranoid schizophrenia and meaningless battle.
It is located on a straight stretch, no wall in the city of Oslo is better and more "legal".




Here the emails are now sent to PBE.
https://innsyn.pbe.oslo.kommune.no/saksinnsyn/casedet.asp?mode=&caseno=201510929

From: Ole Sperre <ole.sperre@advonico.no>
Sent: Tuesday 25 August 2020 11.48
To: PBE Postmottak
Copy: 'real estatedata@gmail.com'; 'Jan Kaare Christensen'
Subject: Application for postponement of payment deadline coercive fine - Krokstien 2c, Jan Kåre
Christensen
Attachment: 200825 Application for postponement.docx
Categories: Urgent
We refer to case with ref no. 201510929 and conversations with PBE case officer, Agnes.
Attached is an application for postponement of the payment deadline coercive fine which is set for 1.9.2020.
The background for the application is that it is now being planned from a professional point of view how the correction order can be fulfilled.
We will return soon with suggestions for correction and welcome input or inspection from the agency in it
connection.
When the matter has been rectified, we will apply to the municipality for it to waive the coercive fine, cf. Pal § 32-5 last
joint.
With best regards
Ole Sperre
Lawyer MNA

Applicant: Jan Kåre and Berit Christensen K- no: 15082020
Address: Krokstien 2C, 0672 Oslo Date: 12.08.2020
Prepared by: Sara Caroline Christensen Performed KS: SCC

Application for postponement

Reference is made to letter dated 07.08.2020 (their ref.:BYR-D144-HAQC) regarding further
case processing of the urban environment agency's decision on the placement of a wall on Krokstien 2c,
U.S. Patent No. 143/104.
In the above-mentioned letter, the Urban Environment Agency writes that the location of the wall cannot be approved. In connection with this, a coercive fine has also been issued, after which the next due date is set for 1 September 2020.
As explained over the phone with the case officer of this case, we want to work towards a solution so that development on the property becomes legal. As of today, we are in the process of making project drawings for any solutions on the property. It is also a wish on our part that the urban environment agency provides input to these before we engage a contractor.
However, we need a little more time for this work, and therefore ask for a postponement
due date for the coercive fine due 1 September to 1.1.2021. Also refers to the fact that we have been in contact with the contractor, respectively Runar Larsson in Anlegg and Eiendomsutvikling AS. He understands the case and the work that needs to be done on the property.
We thank you for the good dialogue with the Urban Environment Agency, and hope to be able to continue like this in the future.
For future inquiries, please contact:
Sara Caroline Christensen (eignomsdata@gmail.com) or
lawyer Ole Sperre tel. 94858228 (ole@advonico.no)

lørdag 29. august 2020

No. 1534: Will finally meet Unibuss in the Discrimination Tribunal on September 17 after actual years of bullying, harassment and discrimination!

No. 1534:
Will finally meet Unibuss in the Discrimination Tribunal on September 17 after actual years of bullying, harassment and discrimination!




I am glad that now the final board meeting that was postponed will be held anyway.
As a last resort, they will even use a telephone, if the video link does not work or they get it.

It is stated in a letter from the Discrimination Tribunal the following:

New date for board meeting

We refer to previous letters about postponing a board meeting to consider a case
20/42.

The case is set up for consideration in the board meeting on 17 September 2020, approx. clocks
9. The oral hearing will be conducted either by means of zoom or
by phone.

With regards
Laila P. Kaland
senior legal adviser

Closing comment:

It's a fierce mental battle when one can play all sorts of channels on the bus.
No one but me is actually refused to play radio, and must live in fear of not being fired for listening to Christian radio.

This is bad, so far Unibuss and the management by Per Christian Bing are willing to go!

Pray, this is Christian persecution, discrimination, harassment and bullying of me to play on Christian radio.
I have only played on Christian radio with a legal license, nothing else,
With volume at the same level as the majority of other drivers play!

Luke 12. 11 But when they bring you before the synagogues, and the authorities, and the authorities, be not anxious how or what ye shall answer, or what ye shall say; 12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye shall say.

http://the-heavenly-blog.janchristensen.net/2020/06/no-1532-discrimination-of-unibuss-above.html

http://the-heavenly-blog.janchristensen.net/2020/06/no-1531-it-is-far-from-karmy-to-oslo.html

http://the-heavenly-blog.janchristensen.net/2020/05/no-1529-unibuss-with-personnel-manager.html

fredag 3. juli 2020

No. 1533: The County Governor made a commissioning work for PBE, and thus it was not something we got out of appealing to the County Governor!

No. 1533:
The County Governor made a commissioning work for PBE, and thus it was not something we got out of appealing to the County Governor!

The county governor best likes the upper tier of society, they get well.
When we who have been instructed how to build a wall, get rejected.
Does it just prove how rotten it is in this country at times!
Kjell Inge Røkke accepted the ease of the County Governor even though his transgressions were enormous.
Ours are minimal, and for everyone's benefit!
See links here:
http://the-heavenly-blog.janchristensen.net/2019/03/no-1487-marius-vamnes-who-represented.html

http://the-heavenly-blog.janchristensen.net/2019/06/no-1439-marius-vamnes-must-do-neutral.html

http://the-heavenly-blog.janchristensen.net/2019/12/no-1488-after-telephone-conversation.html

Image of the property of many millionaire Kjell Inge Røkke, which I love all that he has built, but that we should get a rejection is profoundly unfair and totally meaningless.



Here is the e-mail we sent at the commissioning work carried out by the County Governor in Oslo and Viken to the Planning and Building Agency here in Oslo.

To the County Governor of Oslo and Viken Oslo 1 / 7-2020
Case No. 2020/1997

Hi!

There are no grounds for appeal, but will only briefly state our views on the matter and the decision!

The way everything is presented in the case and their decision appears as a defense attorney defending criminal where one excludes anything that can convict the guilty.
Here it is the PBE who is the "criminal" and who thus relinquishes all responsibility.
For the sake of guilt, if one can say so.
It is imposed exclusively on us!

Okay, so it is when the corrupt and false ones emerge.

We can't do anything about it, but now we have stated that we disagree 120% with regard to the preparation of the case. The rationale and the decision, it is about trying to just trick someone into believing that the truth is a lie, and a lie is the truth.
It is as it is written so well in one of the prophets in the Bible.
Isaiah 5. 20 Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil, that turn darkness to light, and light unto darkness, that turn bitter to sweet, and sweet to bitter! 21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and wise in their own thoughts!

Regards
Berit and Jan Kåre Christensen
Crockstone 2 c
0672 Oslo

tirsdag 16. juni 2020

No. 1532: Discrimination of Unibuss above me when they give more service claims for playing Christian radio, Muslims and others often play far higher than me!

No. 1532:
Discrimination of Unibuss above me when they give more service claims for playing Christian radio, Muslims and others often play far higher than me!


Retrieved from YTF magazine June 2020

The picture of me on the bus here in Oslo.




Wrong to hear Christian radio?

Bus driver Jan Kåre Christensen received a service claim from Unibuss for listening to loud Christian radio broadcasts at work. With the help of YTF's lawyer, Christensen has appealed the case to the Discrimination Board with allegations of religious discrimination. Christensen has been running a bus for Unibuss in Oslo since 2005. Prior to that he was employed for ten years as a professional operator in the electrolysis at the aluminum plant at Hydro Karmøy and has otherwise run a courier and truck before he started driving a bus. Jan Kåre Christensen is a regular worker.

Text and photo: Arne Danielsen

Like many of his colleagues, he listens to available programs on the bus's DAB radio while driving, on news, debates and more. The fact that the bus drivers listen to radio on the job is widely accepted and accepted. Since Christensen is a Christian, he also listens to religious and Christian programs.

Written warning

In November, Jan Kåre Christensen was called in to his group leader at Unibuss and assigned a written service claim. The rationale was several customer complaints about loud religious sermons.

Customer complaints are usually addressed to the Ruters customer center, who passes these on to the operating company. In this case, five complaints with similar content were referred:

"Driver runs Christian preaching at max." “Playing solid Christian radio high on the bus. With full sermon. ” "Listen very loudly to worship. (…) Surely religious sermons on public transport may not be appropriate? ” "Played VERY loud Christian music from a Christian radio channel." "The driver listened to loud religious propaganda."

Thus, the complainants' reasons contain a combination of volume and religious content. Jan Kåre Christensen even refuses to play loud music. He also emphasizes that he has only listened to ordinary Norwegian radio channels. Therefore, he is sure that the real reason for the complaints is the Christian program choice.

What rules apply?

As a YTF member, he contacted his local union representative Leif Arne Myhre, who confirmed that he, like all other bus drivers, should be allowed to listen to the radio channels he himself wanted. The bus driver then contacted Unibuss to clarify which rules applied.

Are we as bus drivers allowed to choose even the channels we want to play? Are there any restrictions if, for example, a passenger visits the bus driver and asks him to change channels?

Unibuss responded by referring to the following text from the driver's manual: “The regular FM radio can also provide necessary information on traffic conditions. Feel free to use this information to inform your customers if it is natural. Be careful to keep the volume at such a level that it does not disturb the customers. ”
- This gave no answer with meaning to me, comments Jan Kåre Christensen, who has since in vain called for a more precise definition of what can be considered an acceptable sound level.
Since the bus driver cannot be seen to have broken any rules, he demanded that the service charge be canceled. But Unibuss was not prepared for this.

Afraid of dismissal

- If, for example, I get another customer complaint with subsequent service complaint, then the dismissal lies and waits. It is very stressful to have such an employer who behaves in this way, emphasizes Jan Kåre Christensen, who, with the help of YTF lawyer Josefine Wærstad, chose to appeal the case to the Discrimination Board.

The lawyer justifies the complaint, among other things, as follows:

- For Christensen, the warning must be considered a ban on listening to radio with religious content. In our opinion, the warning is given with combination reasons - high volume and content. It is not discriminatory to give a warning that you have played too high radio, so it is the last thing that is the subject of nemda's treatment, says Wærstad.

Discrimination on grounds of religion is prohibited under the Equality and Accessibility Act. By discrimination is meant direct or indirect discrimination that is not legal.

Unibus: The volume core

Unibuss does not agree with the allegation of discrimination.

Personnel Manager Per Christian Bing at Unibuss emphasizes to Occupational Traffic that the crux of the matter is the sound level, not the content. He emphasizes that what drivers choose to listen to on radio is inferior and that the experience of "religious propaganda" in the complainants must probably be because the volume has been very high.

- The service complaint comes as a result of repeated complaints due to loud radio use. As an employer, we are obliged to address repeated complaints to one of our employees, to see if we can find a solution together, Bing points out.

Not Ruter's case

Bing also believes that to the extent that complaints can be considered discriminatory, this should be addressed with Routes receiving and handling the complaints in the first place. This off shows Christensen and his lawyer Josefine Wærstad.

- It is true that it is Ruter that receives complaints from the passengers in the first place, but it is after all Unibuss that decides whether the complaints will have any consequence for the driver, emphasizes lawyer Wærstad.

Professional organization is crucial

The case is thus at the time of writing in the Disciplinary Board. Jan Kåre Christensen praises YTF for the help he has received.

- Through the trade union you stand much stronger and get professional help. I am convinced that Unibuss would have resigned long ago if I had not been professionally organized. At YTF, I get help, and Unibuss is very amused when they know that they are not just meeting me, but a whole union. If you stand alone, they have no inhibitions, then just drive on.