Strike at Ekofisk field threatens oil production in North Sea – NRK Rogaland – Local news, TV and radio

Strike at Ekofisk field threatens oil production in North Sea – NRK Rogaland – Local news, TV and radio

As a foreigner, should you work in Norway? faculty Do Norwegian employees have the same pay and working conditions?

This is the question at the heart of this case.

He says no employer of foreign workers.

Yes, on the other hand, says the union backing nine strikers in England Well Stimulating Vessel In the North Sea.

The dispute recently ended up in court. The Labor Court accepted the Yes side.

This has accelerated the longest strike ever on the Norwegian continental shelf.

  • By the way, did you know that Norway has become less dependent on the oil industry? Read more about it here.

Prolonged strikes have consequences

The strike has been ongoing since March last year Ekofisk field In the North Sea.

It started with nine employees SLB UK (formerly Schlumberger), which works on behalf of Conocophillips In the Ekofisk field. These require a Norwegian collective agreement.

From the Ekofisk field in the North Sea.

Photo: NTP

The unions demand that Norwegian wages and working conditions remain on the Norwegian continental shelf, no matter which country you are from.

On February 29, 75 oil workers at the Ekofisk field walked out Sympathetic strike – Unless the parties agree to a settlement before then.

This could have consequences for oil production in the Ekofisk field.

Can also be taken out

There are oil workers from ConocoPhillips and companies archer They will be evicted on a sympathetic strike from February.

On March 2, ten more members of the I OneSubsea will be taken out.

Ommund Stokka, vice-president of the trade union Industrial Energy and Management and Technology Association (IE & FLT) said this., Those representing the strikers.

IE & FLT is the fourth largest consortium of LO. Members work in the oil, gas and agriculture industries.

Peregrino Platform/Equinor

75 oil workers will go on a sympathy strike on February 29 if the parties do not reach an agreement.

Photo: Øyvind Hagen/Equinor

No dialogue

NRK asked SLB how the upcoming sympathetic strike would affect oil production in the North Sea.

Nuala McClenaghan, come onCommunications Manager at SLB Europe, He responded to NRKS' queries in a consolidated report.

Here's what McClenaghan says SLB maintained close contact with customers throughout the strike and was able to provide services throughout the period.

– The well-being and safety of our employees is our number one priority during this period, and we would like to thank our employees for their continued support.

McClenaghan SLB, IE & FLT have contacted the union several times to find a solution, saying the union is unwilling to cooperate.

– They increased

This is not true, says Ommund Stokka:

– SLB has escalated the conflict by not recognizing us as counterparty. They escalated the conflict by firing the strikers. He tells Stavanger Aftenblad (external link).

Ommund Stokka is the vice-president of the trade union Industrial Energy and Management and Technology Association (IE & FLT).

Ommund Stokka is the vice-president of the trade union Industrial Energy and Management and Technology Association (IE & FLT).

Photo: Atle Espen Helgerson / Industry Energy

Also, he tells the newspaper, SLB has increased by breaking strikes and giving bonuses to non-union employees.

– We have contacted the union again and hope to speak with them soon McClenaghan at SLB.

Productivity will suffer

Elisabeth Fiveland is Director of Communications at ConocoPhillips Norway.

He points out that ConocoPhillips Skandinavia AS is not a party to the case.

If a sympathetic strike is launched, production at the Ekofisk area will be affected.

How production will be affected, Fiveland will not go away.

– All our employees do important work to ensure safe and sound operations in the Ekofisk area, he says.

Their conversation with SLB suggests that he can continue to find a solution.

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