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Workers on Norwegian Offshore Drilling Rigs Could Strike After 29 June


A total of 913 workers on Norwegian offshore oil and gas drilling rigs and other installations will go on a strike unless a wage deal is found by a June 29 deadline according to the Industri Energi labour union on Monday. Unions Safe and DSO have not yet announced the numbers joining potential strikes.

  • Talks between the Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) and the labour unions involving 6,000-7,500 drilling workers broke down on May 24. A state-appointed mediator will seek to avert the outbreak of a strike.
  • Strike action by drilling workers does not normally affect short term oil and gas output but could impact longer term expansion projects and the start-up of new fields.

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