Industri Energi and the Norwegian Shipowners' Association have, in mediation, agreed on a result that gives employees on the mobile offshore units a solid increase in salary. Thus, the announced strike at the mobile offshore units is called off.
“Prosafe cuts at least 150 employees and offers to hire them back with 40 percent lower wages. This is large-scale social dumping” says National Secretary Asle Reime and Negotiator Fraser Knox in Industri Energi.
Stavanger District Court ruled in favour of Industri Energi on all 17 points of its case against Trinity Nordic. The case concerned the right to an extended notice period.
«Without the help I have received from Industri Energi, I would have been ruined and probably ended up on the street» said Dale McAngus, who earlier this year crushed his foot while working on the Norwegian continental shelf.
With the loss of its catering contract, the General Manager of Trinity Nordic has pulled the plug of communication with the employees as well. The local club is frustrated that it can’t get a hold of General Manager Nils Olsen, who has probably made other arrangements for his own future work without announcing it.
The Norwegian oil company DNO has not paid its workers in Yemen since last summer. A court in Sanaa has ruled to seize DNOs bank accounts, cars and property in order to pay back the workers. -A correct verdict, says Industri Energi who warns against future cooperation with DNO.
The National Congress of Industri Energi will be held 28th to 30th April 2017 at the Oslo Congress Centre (LO-building). Meeting starts at 10am, Friday 28th April and closes on Sunday 30th April 17pm.
– After three weeks on strike Industri Energi won acceptance for the claim to even out the wage differentials between employees working in oil service and other oil workers, said the lead negotiator of Industri Energi, Ommund Stokka.
Local union leaders in the oil services are clear on what the oil strike is all about. - We strike for the oil service employees to be equally worthy as others in the oil industry, says union leaders who are on strike.
Unite the Union have sent a message of support to our striking Norwegian offshore workers.
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