Norway -Union wants to preserve oil jobs -November 24, 2015

In the midst of the oil industry’s major downturn, one of the country’s major labour organisations is lobbying the state hard to pump up more work to preserve jobs. Trade union Industri Energi, which represents thousands of oil sector workers, wants the state to help preserve and even create more oil sector jobs by offering tax incentives to increase oil activity, to improve labour regulations to better provide for laid-off workers, push for new job creation through rig maintenance and well-plugging, and move forward with an evaluation of opening up new offshore areas for oil exploration.


For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at

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