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Agreement with one union, mediation with the other

A settlement on oil service pay was reached between Norwegian Oil and Gas and the Norwegian Union of Industry and Energy Workers (Industry Energy). The Norwegian Union of Energy Workers (Safe) broke off the talks.
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Photo: Norwegian Oil and Gas
AGREED: Norwegian Oil and Gas reached agreement early on the morning of 21 October with the largest union, Industry Energy, on the oil service pay agreement. Chief negotiator Jan Hodneland at Norwegian Oil and Gas (left) and Industry Energy president Frode Alfheim were pleased with the outcome of the negotiations. The other union, Safe, opted to break off the talks.

After two days of negotiations with Industry Energy on the oil service agreement and with Safe on the well service agreement, it became clear that no accord could be reached with the latter. These two collective pay agreements are identically worded.

“It is extremely regrettable that Safe would not approve the offer which Industry Energy accepted and which was in line with the national negotiations in the lead sector settlement,” says Jan Hodneland, chief negotiator for Norwegian Oil and Gas.

The negotiations with Safe will now go to mediation, and a date for that process will be set later.

Facts about the oil service settlements
Just over 5 000 employees are covered by the two agreements. These work for various service companies which deliver to the oil companies. They are:

Schlumberger Norge, Halliburton, Baker Hughes Norge, Oceaneering, Altus Intervention, Weatherford Norge, Aker Solutions (Ågotnes department), Vetco Gray Scandinavia, Oceaneering Asset Integrity, Subsea 7 Norway, Expro Norway, Franks International, Welltec Oilfield, Cameron Norge, Ramco Norway, PSW Technology, Rely0n Nutec Norway, Enhanced Drilling, IOS Tubular Management, Intertek West Lab, Soiltech Offshore Services, ResQ, Landmark Graphics, Petrotech, Stratum Reservoir Norway, Benor, KCA Deutag Drilling Norge, Speedcast Norway, Altus Intervention Technologies, Nosefo Tau, Nosefo Bergen and TWMA Norge.

Contact
Kolbjørn Andreassen, information manager, Norwegian Oil and Gas, mobile: +47 952 82 808, e-mail: ka@norog.no

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