AGREEMENT REACHED: The Norwegian Oil and Gas team of negotiators during the mediation friday night.
“Although we would have preferred to secure acceptance for more of our demands for changes to the agreement, we’re pleased that a consensus could be achieved,” says Jan Hodneland, chief negotiator for the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association.
“The framework for this settlement will protect the profitability and flexibility of the companies at a demanding time.”
No general pay rise will be given. Furthermore, minor adjustments will be made to the rates for minimum pay and subsistence allowances as well as to decentralised funds.
Some of the demanding issues, such as shift allowances and travel provisions, will be discussed by the employers and the unions in a separate committee.
Mediation between the Norwegian Oil and Gas and the Norwegian Union of Industry and Energy Workers (Industry Energy) was conducted on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 June.
Some 800 employees are covered by the settlement. They work at offshore supply bases along the whole Norwegian coast.
Jan Hodneland, lead negotiator, Norwegian Oil and Gas, mobile +47 913 41 301
Kolbjørn Andreassen, communication manager, pay negotiations, Norwegian Oil and Gas, mobile +47 952 82 808