Norway - Oil workers completed wage deal - June 30, 2017

After the energy firms operating offshore agreed on a wage deal for 2017 with the two largest trade unions representing oil and gas workers, the talks with Lederne, a third union representing some 13% of oil and gas workers or about 1,000 people, continued (see the May CBN). A wage agreement was reached that ended the threat of a strike. The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association (NOG), which negotiated on behalf of energy firms, had warned that a strike by the Lederne trade union would have cut oil and gas output by 443,500 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The five fields that were under threat of strike are operated by Statoil (STL.OL), Shell (RDSa.L) and Eni (ENI.MI). The last strike of oil workers in 2012 lasted for 16 days and cut the country's output by about 13 percent and its natural gas production by about 4 percent.

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