Norway -Oil workers’ strike -June 27, 2012

Norwegian 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, and plan to decide on 28 June whether to escalate their action as talks have broken down. Unions have tried to keep the labour action small enough to keep the government out while inflicting enough pain on companies to force them to act. So far the dispute resulted in the shutdown of production in five fields. Also onshore facilities are set to be hit.

English: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/norway-oil-workers-strike-forcing-rig ...

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-06-10/statoil-shell-s-norway-oil-operations ...

http://www.lse.co.uk/FinanceNews.asp?ArticleCode ...

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