Energy Voice | Norway’s largest oil drilling union agrees pay deal

The largest labour union in Norway has announced the agreement of a new pay deal today, while a smaller workers union hold off from accepting terms.

Industri Energi, the biggest union representing those who work on Norwegian offshore oil drilling rigs, said that its 4000 member would receive a “solid increase” in wages.

Yet, the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association has said that the smaller Safe union will consider its options before the 22 June deadline.

Safe union said that the pay offer was “smaller than it had hoped for” but that its members would either approve or reject the deal by the deadline.

Under Norwegian law, mandatory number of talks must be had in the presence of a state-appointed mediator.

Companies drilling on behalf of oil firms in Norwegian waters include Transocean, Fred. Olsen Energy , Odfjell Drilling, Rowan Companies, Maersk Drilling and Seadrill.

While oil firms, including Equinor, Eni, Aker BP and Lundin Petroleum rent rigs off Norway.

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