Norway oil workers strike for higher wages

Norway oil workers strike for higher wages Norway onshore and offshore oil workers have cut back their hours to protest over salaries. About 1,400 workers of contractors Kaefer, Bilfinger and Beerenberg in charge of insulation and maintenance work, are working about 45 percent of their normal hours failing to come to an agreement with employers over their pay, Upstream reported.

Jens Hermannsson, leader of Kaefer's branch of the Safe union, said workers are "focused on finding a solution" to secure better pay for platform employees. Union leader Hilde-Marit Rysst also said platforms needing modification work would be the first to be affected by the slowdown in worker hours, the source reported.

The workers' strike may also impact crude oil and gas output in Norway, which is the largest producer of fuels for Europe, World Oil reported. Rysst said the impacts will vary at drilling locations but did not offer details on the effects on each facility. A spokesperson for Statoil ASA, Norway's largest energy producer, said it was too early to tell when the strike would impact oil and gas sites. Others say production will definitely be affected.

"We are seeking to reduce the effect of the conflict on our customers but can't avoid that the total production capacity is temporarily reduced," said Ole Klemsdal, a spokesperson for Beerenberg told World Oil.

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