The main wage settlement 2022: Break in the negotiations for the Mobile rig agreement

On Thursday night, there was a break in the negotiations between Industri Energi and the Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) in the collective bargaining agreement for mobile rig employees.

The negotiations for the mobile rig agreement include the union’s members for mobile offshore facilities, as well as platform drilling on permanently placed facilities on the Norwegian shelf.

The negotiations have been ongoing in Oslo for two days.

“We have had discussions, but the distance between the parties was too great for us to reach agreement” says union leader Frode Alfheim.

The negotiations now go to mediation. We will return with more information when the date for mediation is confirmed.

The mobile rig agreement covers approximately 4300 Industri Energi members who work for companies such as Maersk Drilling, Transocean, Odfjell Drilling, Seadrill, Dolphin Drilling, Saipem, Rowan / Valaris, KCA Modu, Noble,  Archer, Teekay, Sodexo, ESS, 4service offshore and more.