Norway - Strike avoided and pay increase for oil workers - June 28, 2010

The Industri Energi (IE) union has successfully negotiated a pay increase for its members at Statoil’s offshore Gullfaks B and Gullfaks C fields, and at Shell's Draugen field, in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Talks between union officials and the Norwegian Oil Industry Association, mediated by the Norway’s National Arbitration Tribunal, reached agreement that avoided strike action after extending a midnight deadline. “We feel relieved that we could avoid a strike,” EI president Leif Sande stated, “We did not get everything, but we got a good wage increase and better compensation.” The new agreement sees a NOK 10,000 (Euro 1,275) annual increase in general wages for some 6,700 workers. In addition, shift, conference and holiday supplements will be increased.

English: http://www.icem.org/en/78-ICEM-InBrief/3887-Strike-Avoided ...

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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