Norway -Oil sector conflict forced into obligatory arbitration but far from over -August 24, 2012

As reported in last month’s newsletter, Norwegian off-shore oil and gas workers launched a limited strike on Sunday 24 June, demanding higher wages, the right to early retirement and to 14 days paternity leave. Just half an hour before the start of a sector wide lock-out by off-shore workers that would stall all production, the government forced the conflict between the unions and the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF) into obligatory arbitration. On-shore workers, however, who were still negotiating their collective agreement and tabled similar demands as the off-shore workers’, have broken off talks. The on-shore industrial conflict will now move into mediation, a necessary step before another strike can be called.

English: http://www.industriall-union.org/norwegian-government-enforces ... http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/16/norway-oil-idUSL6E8IC5MK20120716 http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/08/24/norway-strike-idINL6E8JODZS20120824

 

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