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Strike over: Norwegian Oil and Gas and Industry Energy reach accord on the oil service agreement

The conflict between Norwegian Oil and Gas and the Norwegian Union of Industry and Energy Workers (Industry Energy) was terminated at 14.00 on Tuesday 11 October.

“We’re naturally pleased that the strike is over,” says Jan Hodneland, lead negotiator at Norwegian Oil and Gas.

“Our mantra in the negotiations has been restraint and respect for the very demanding position the industry and its many employees find themselves in. We have now found a solution through a redisposition of pay resources.”

The strike began at 07.00 on Wednesday 21 September. After 20 days, Norwegian Oil and Gas and Industry Energy reached an accord on a new agreement.

During the conflict, Industry Energy took out about 300 of its members in Schlumberger Norge AS, Baker Hughes Norge AS, Halliburton AS, Oceaneering AS and Oceaneering Asset Integrity AS. As a direct and indirect result of the stoppage, just under 600 people were laid off in Norwegian Oil and Gas member companies.

In addition, the Norwegian Shipowners Association has notified more than 1 700 lay-offs among rig contractors during the strike.


Jan Hodneland, lead negotiator, Norwegian Oil and Gas, mobile +47 913 41 301

Kolbjørn Andreassen, communication manager for pay negotiations, Norwegian Oil and Gas, mobile +47 952 82 808