Arbeidsliv

Offshore pay agreement reached

Two days of negotiations have ended in agreement on collective pay settlements for the 7 000 employees in operator, drilling and catering companies on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
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This year’s offshore agreements are an interim accord with adjustments to pay rates. Talks were conducted on 4-5 May between Norwegian Oil and Gas and the Norwegian Union of Industry and Energy Workers (Industry Energy), the Norwegian Union of Energy Workers (Safe) and the Norwegian Organisation of Managers and Executives (Lederne).

A general annual increase of NOK 20 100 was agreed, including offshore compensation and holiday pay as well as adjustments to rates for shift/night allowances and supplements for working on public holidays.

“We are pleased to have reached agreement after two days of talks,” says Elisabeth Brattebø Fenne, director of organisation and employer policy as well as lead negotiator at Norwegian Oil and Gas. “This settlement is within the framework agreed centrally earlier this year between the main employer and union organisations.”

Some 7 000 employees are covered by the offshore agreements. They work in the following oil, catering or drilling companies: Equinor ASA, ConocoPhillips Norge, Aker BP, Neptune Energy Norge, Lundin Energy Norway, Repsol Norge, Wintershall Dea Norge, Vår Energi, OKEA, KCA Deutag Drilling Norge AS, ESS Support Services AS, Sodexo Remote Sites Norway AS, Coor Service Management and 4Service Offshore Hotels AS.

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