Maritime Jobs
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Most Norwegian Oil Workers Agree to Wage Deal

Posted by May 24, 2017

File photo: Harald Pettersen / Statoil

File photo: Harald Pettersen / Statoil

Energy firms operating offshore Norway on Wednesday agreed wage deals for 2017 with the two largest trade unions representing oil and gas workers, while talks with a smaller union will continue at a later stage under mandatory mediation rules.

 
Industri Energi and Safe, representing some 87 percent of Norwegian oil workers, said the outcome of the talks was disappointing, but added they had nevertheless accepted it as they did not have the right to go on strike this year due to a clause in last year's agreement.
 
Lederne, a third union representing some 13 percent of Norwegian oil and gas workers or about 1,000 people, does have the right to go on strike, and said it had rejected the oil firms' offer.
 
Under Norwegian law, the talks involving Lederne will now proceed to a state mediator, which must be conducted before any strike is allowed.
 
Norway is western Europe's top oil and gas producer with daily output in April of around 2.1 million barrels of oil, condensate and natural gas liquids, as well as natural gas corresponding to about 1.7 million barrels of oil equivalent.
 
Top operators offshore Norway include, among others, Statoil , Aker BP, Total, Exxon Mobil , Shell and Centrica.


(Reporting by Oslo newsroom; Editing by Mark Potter)

 

CentricaExxon MobilStatoil

Featured Jobs

Assistant Storekeeper

Military Sealift Command

Ordinary Seaman Advancement Program

Military Sealift CommandNorfolk, VA, USA

Medical Services Officer

Military Sealift Command

Chief Cook

Military Sealift CommandNorfolk, VA, USA

Cook Baker

Military Sealift CommandNorfolk, VA, USA

Deck Engineer Machinist

Military Sealift CommandNorfolk, VA, USA

Electronics Technician

Military Sealift CommandNorfolk, VA, USA

Pumpman

Military Sealift CommandNorfolk, VA, USA

Refrigeration Engineer

Military Sealift CommandNorfolk, VA, USA

Business Director

San Francisco Bar PilotsSan Francisco, CA, United States

Featured Employers

San Francisco Bar Pilots

The San Francisco Bar Pilots (SFBP) have the exclusive authority to pilot vessels from the high seas

Military Sealift Command

The Military Sealift Command (MSC) is a United States Navy organization that controls most of the re

Golden Isles Cruise Lines, /dba Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess II Casino is a 188 ft 100 ton vessel and cruises outside of Georgia waters so that

Blount Boats

Blount Boats, Inc. is a full-service shipyard specializing in design, construction and repair of ste

Alduco Engineering Services

We provide a range of engineering & asset integrity services to the oil & gas sector in the Gulf of