Norway - Oil workers put pressure on talks - June 30, 2016

Energy companies and trade unions began two-day wage talks in a bid to avert a strike that would cut output from Europe's largest oil producer by six percent, the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (NOG) said. The trade unions are seeking pay increases in line with other industries while producers want workers to refrain from seeking such increases and to accept more flexible work practices citing still weak oil prices. State-mediated wage talks so far in 2016 have resulted in wage increases of around 2.4 percent. Union leaders said the talks would be difficult, but added they aim to come to an agreement with employers within that frame.

English: http://in.reuters.com/article/norway-oil-strike … 

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