Significant pay rise for mobile rig employees, no strike

Industri Energi reached an agreement with the Norwegian Ship owners Association (NSA) on Wednesday morning. -We have secured a solid pay rise for our members on the mobile rig agreement says union leader Frode Alfheim.

After two days of mediation with the national mediator in Oslo, Industri Energi and NSA reached a result that gives mobile rig employees a significant pay rise.

In the course of an extremely demanding mediation, we have succeeded in securing our members on the mobile rig agreement a significant pay rise, says Frode Alfheim in Industri Energi.

Employees on the so called Collective agreement for employees on mobile offshore units and drilling and catering on permanently placed facilities on the Norwegian continental shelf, also called the mobile rig agreement, will get a general wage rise of 37 000 Norwegian kroner (NOK), including vacation pay.

Individually remunerated positions in each company will get a general wage rise within a frame of 3,7 percent, minimum 37.000 kroner per year including vacation pay.

The night bonus is increased to 97 kroner, and the compensation for public holidays is increased to 2200 kroner.

Multiple compensations are increased

In this years mediation, Industri Energi have managed to negotiate increase of the compensations for substitute work in a higher placed position, smoke divers and for cleaning of infectious cabin.

Frode Alfheim, union leader i Industri Energi. Photo: Atle Espen Helgesen

The parties have also agreed that employees who are dismissed within the period until May 31. 2024 due to curtailed operations or rationalisation measures have an extended preferential right to new positions.

There will also be formed a commitee to look at the wage system and wage groups, and another committee to look at pension for emloyees in drilling on on permanently placed facilities.

In line with the other offshore settlements

Union leader Frode Alfheim says that the union has completed a responsible settlement which is in line with the other settlements on our agreements offshore. He emphasizes that the union has had a good dialogue with Safe and DSO in these mediations. I am happy that we are three unions standing together on this result, Alfheim says.

The mobile rig agreement applies to mobile offshore units and drilling and catering on permanently placed facilities on the Norwegian continental shelf.

The agreements includes about 4300 members of Industri Energi working in companies such as Maersk Drilling, Transocean, Odfjell Drilling, Seadrill, Dolphin Drilling, Saipem, Rowan/Valaris, KCA Modu, Archer, Teekay, Noble, Sodexo, ESS, 4service Offshore and more.