As the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association reported, the company reached to an agreement with the workers.

The lead negotiator on behalf of the employees, Jan Hodneland commented

These talks have been very demanding. But agreement was eventually reached on a financial framework which corresponds with the offer made in the pay talks during May and which has already been awarded to the Norwegian Union of Industry and Energy Workers and the Norwegian Union of Energy Workers (Safe).

When the decision was made, all union received the order 'a general raise of NOK 19 700 (~$2,270), an increase of NOK 3 in rates for the shift/night/conference supplements, and an increase of NOK 50 in the supplement for public holidays.'

The Association noted that this offer agrees with the 3.2% framework set by the agreement with the lead sectors earlier this year.

In addition, the parties plan to commence discussions up to September 30, 2019, concerning the intermediate pay negotiations function, local pay talks and committee work related to future new forms of collaboration and operation.


As reported, the mediation came after Lederne decided to cut off negotiations with the Norwegian oil and gas, over the offshore agreement on pay and conditions. Lederne interests approximately 1,000 members, of the 7,500 unionized employers covered by the offshore agreements, and the possibility of strike would result to loosing about 400,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day in production.