Norway Oil Workers, Employers Agree To Deal; Strike Ends

Norwegian drilling rigs workers will end their industrial action after the union representing 1,600 striking employees reached a deal with the group acting for their employers, the parties said July 19.

The strike began on July 10 after the Safe union and the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association could not come to an agreement over wages and pension conditions. The industrial action led to the shutdown of one Shell-operated field.

“The strike is over. … All workers will go back to work today,” the lead negotiator for the Safe union told Reuters.