Oil workers’ strike spreads

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Labour organization Lederne has announced plans to expand a strike called among offshore oil workers to four more platforms in the North Sea. Another 126 members will be pulled off their jobs on Sunday if there’s no settlement by then.

More than 40 members on Equinor’s large Johan Sverdrup platform went on strike Wednesday, in an effort to maintain their higher offshore pay even if they’re transferred to other jobs on the mainland. News bureau NTB reported that now the strike is set to spread to the Gudrun, Gina Krog, Kvitebjørn and Gjøa platforms, raising new questions about whether oil production will be affected.

All the platforms are operated by Norway’s state oil company Equinor except for Gjøa, which is operated by Neptune Energy.

newsinenglish.no staff