The strike by The Norwegian Organisation of Managers and Executives (Lederne) so far will not affect Norway's most productive oil field, Johan Sverdrup. Its operator Equinor have confirmed that production will continue as normal.
“We’re in a year where we’ve been hit by the global pandemic and where both the industry and society are suffering economically,” says Jan Hodneland, chief negotiator at Norwegian Oil and Gas.
“The lead sector settlement earlier this autumn pointed clearly in the direction of moderation. Nevertheless, Lederne is going on strike because it wants higher pay than everyone else.”
He notes that Norwegian Oil and Gas has reached agreement on the offshore pay settlements through tough negotiations with both Industry Energy and Safe. These two unions have both settled within the lead sector framework.
That involves a general pay rise of NOK 4 700 as well as adjustments to variable supplements and technical amendments to the agreements.
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Kolbjørn Andreassen, information manager, Norwegian Oil and Gas, mobile: +47 95 28 28 08