The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association reached agreement with the Norwegian Organisation of Managers and Executives (Lederne) at 02.15 on Saturday morning in the mediation process on the offshore pay settlement.
“These negotiations have been demanding,” says Jan Hodneland, lead negotiator at Norwegian Oil and Gas. “We’re pleased to have reached agreement and thereby avoided a strike.
The financial aspects of the deal are the same as those previously awarded to the Norwegian Union of Industry and Energy Workers (Industry Energy) and the Norwegian Union of Energy Workers (Safe).
These mean an increase of NOK 12 500 for the rates in the pay matrix plus other minor adjustments. This is in line with the 2.4 per cent framework agreed nationally between the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), the Confederation of Vocational Unions (YS) and the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) earlier this spring.
During the mediation talks, Lederne raised the issue of future solutions for shift work compensation and arrangements when an employee loses their medical certificate. The two sides undertook to continue pursuing these issues as part of the agreed committee work.
The two sides expect this committee work to be completed during the life of the present collective pay agreement.
Jan Hodneland, lead negotiator, Norwegian Oil and Gas, mobile +47 913 41 301
Kolbjørn Andreassen, communication manager, Norwegian Oil and Gas, mobile +47 952 82 808