OSLO, Norway – Strike action at numerous producing fields offshore Norway is over.
This follows an agreement brokered by Norway’s National Mediator between the Norwegian Oil and Gas association and the Norwegian Organization of Managers and Executives (Lederne).
Lederne’s action, which started on Sept. 30, could have caused a full shutdown of the giant Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.
In financial terms, the solution is said to be identical to settlements reached with the Norwegian Union of Industry and Energy Workers (Industry Energy) and the Norwegian Union of Energy Workers (Safe).
It involves a general pay rise of NOK 4,700, adjustments to variable supplements, and technical amendments to the agreements.
In addition, mediation talks to into account local protocols at Aker BP and Equinor related to treatment of Lederne members working in control rooms onshore.
Norwegian Oil and Gas and the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) have agreed with Lederne to strive for a collective pay solution for this type of employee in Norwegian operator companies by April 1, 2021.