As a national association in the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), the Norwegian Oil and Gas Associatio is a central party to agreements between employers and unions. It works to ensure that the oil and gas sector offers attractive working conditions in line with practice in Norwegian industry.
The Norwegian Oil and Gas Associatio is a party to negotiations on various agreements governing the pay and conditions of employees in the oil and gas industry.
It negotiates with three different unions: IndustryEnergy, the Norwegian Union of Energy Workers (Safe) and the Norwegian Association for Supervisors (Lederne).
A principal settlement is negotiated every other year, when the unions have the right to strike. The next such agreement is due in 2012.