The wage matrix is saved, oil strike is over
TUESDAY 11th October 2016
– After three weeks of strike got IndustriEnergi acceptance for the requirement to equalize wage differentials between oil employees and other oil workers, said chief negotiator of Industri Energi, Ommund Stokka.
Ommund Stokka, chief negotiator on OSA.
Parties in oil settlement on Tuesday an agreement. Thus ends oil strike.
-We Get a permanent change in the salary matrix that our members will benefit, says chief negotiator in Industry Energy, Ommund Stokka.
In ten years, a skilled worker could earn up to 199 000 more on our settlement than on Safe his.
-This Represents a formidable increase for skilled workers in the oil service compared to what we were offered. This set very deep with employers, says Stokka.
Rescued oil agreement
Stokka says that it is not possible to explain this year’s oil settlement without saying anything about the Safe.
-Safe Have in this wage often explained that they sat down in the driver’s seat during negotiations. In reality they have stolen “OSA-car” spring, then drive it into the ditch. We had to take it up again, take it a trip to create before we drove it in the goal. Naturally, the car brands after this, he said.
The settlement means that oil service employees receive a general increase of strike end of 3100 kroner. From 1 January 2017, students obtain further 9100 million. This is in lieu of a seniority increment.
Industry Energy has also received approval for the requirement of the same increase in the lodging allowance as operator / drilling / Board ie 1.50 million.
-This Was fundamentally important to our negotiating committee. It is equally stressful for an oil worker to work night as other oil workers, explains Stokka.
From 1 January 2018 and creates a new wage levels in the matrix B and C. This means that the top salary increase by a further 12,000 million during the agreement. And we have put in place a text on local negotiations. The parties have agreed to discuss a new stage of A next year.
Not applicable to discuss working arrangements
Norwegian Oil Industry Association did this summer with the safe binding range of working arrangements. A range where it is understood that our working time is a cost driver.
This was unacceptable for Industry Energy to join.
-We Shall instead put us together with employers to improve the salary matrix to oil. This will be ready to wage in 2018, if our members will, says Stokka.
– We will also discuss representative schemes within the oil during the agreement. Oil services is particularly hard hit by the downturn in the oil industry, and it is important that there is a robust representative apparatus in companies.
Want a democratic process
Industry Energy wants a democratic process in the development of our wages and working conditions. Therefore sent the result to a referendum.
We hope all participating in the referendum. Negotiating advise our members to vote yes to the settlement, says Stokka.
He thanks everyone who helped during the strike
-Many Have done an absolutely incredible effort during this strike. In particular I would like to highlight all the strikers guards who have done a fantastic job at heliports from Hammerfest in the north to the sun in the south. Without you, we did not come in goal, says Ommund Stokka.
Oil Workers Strike Ends in Norway
Published at 03:16PM – 11/10/16
The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association and the Industri Energi union have finally reached an oil service agreement, ending a three-week strike involving more than 300 Norwegian oil service workers.
The workers had gone on strike in September following a mediation over the collective oil service agreement between the Association and the union, which affected Schlumberger Norge, Baker Hughes Norge, Halliburton Norge, Oceaneering and Oceaneering Asset Integrity.
“We’re pleased to have reached agreement through the mediation process on a new collective pay agreement for the next two-year period,” lead negotiator at the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association, Jan Hodneland, said.
Oil Workers Strike Ends in Norway
According to a statement by the association, mediator Anne Cathrine Frøstrup put forward a proposal three hours past the deadline, which was accepted by both sides.
“The mediation result accords with the agreement reached between Norwegian Oil and Gas and Safe through earlier negotiations in May,” the statement adds.
Under the agreement, pay levels will be determined or negotiated at a local level in a frame settlement, which also clarifies this year’s company-based settlements.
Norway Strike Led to Massive Lay-Off Campaign
“After three weeks of strike, Industri Energi won backing for its demand to even out wage differences between oil service employees and other oil workers,” Industri Energi chief negotiator Ommund Stokka said in a statement, as reported by media sources.
“We get a permanent change in the salary matrix that will benefit our members,” he added, explaining that this agreement comes as an outstanding enhancement for skilled workers in the oil service sector.
As a consequence of the strike, nearly 600 people have been laid off in the member companies of the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association.
According to the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, these rig companies also laid off approximately 1,700 employees during the strike.