Norway - Half a deal for oil workers - May 31, 2017

Energy firms operating offshore have agreed on a wage deal for 2017 with the two largest trade unions representing oil and gas workers, while talks with a smaller union will continue at a later stage under mandatory mediation rules. Industri Energi and Safe, representing some 87% of the oil workers, said the outcome of the talks was disappointing, but added they had nevertheless accepted it as they did not have the right to go on strike this year due to a clause in last year's agreement. Lederne, a third union representing some 13% of oil and gas workers or about 1,000 people, does have the right to go on strike, and said it had rejected the oil firms' offer. Under Norwegian law, the talks involving Lederne will now proceed to a state mediator, which must be conducted before any strike is allowed.

English: http://uk.businessinsider.com/r-most-norwegian-oil-workers-agree ...  

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