Oil Rig Workers Strike in Norway

Oil Rig Workers Strike in Norway

Workers at oil rigs in Norway went out on strike in July after there was no response from employers over demands for increased wages and pensions benefits.

700 drilling workers came out on strike followed soon after by 900 more. Oil production was curtailed at one Shell oilfield.

In response the managing director of Maersk Drilling and negotiator for the Shipowners Association, Jakob Korsgaard, responded by threatening striking workers with the sack, increasing the chances of a long strike, and bringing as many as 35,000 workers out on strike.

Strikes may soon take place this July in the UK part of the North Sea oilfields, with workers due to come out on 3 Total SA platforms.

Original Article at: https://www.anarchistcommunism.org/2018/07/20/strikes-in-norway/

Comments

Ed
Jul 22 2018 20:53

This strike seems to have come to an end but a new one is apparently starting in the UK, according to this oil industry website.

More from local press:

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The union claim that 83.4% of Unite members on a 80.1 per cent turnout rejected a final pay, terms and conditions offer made by Aker Solutions management.

Around 200 of the Aker Solutions workers are involved in the prospective industrial action which is likely to take place between early August to early October.

An overtime ban will also be in place during this period.