Norway’s oil industry sees 3.4% wage increase

Norway’s oil industry sees 3.4% wage increaseRecently, the Union Labor LO and the employer confederation NHO agreed to a 3.4% increase in wages in the oil and gas sector. The deal affects 156,000 union members in different sectors. The agreement sets an hourly pay raise of NOK0.75 for those who earn more than 90% of the average industry worker salary and more than NOK2.15 per hour for those earning less.

The 3.4% wage increase in the industry was below what was initially expected by the Norway’s government, central bank and national statistics agency. Nevertheless, Kristin Skogen, the NHO chief executive commented positively: “We are satisfied about the result, and are happy to have met understanding for the need for moderation,.” Skogen added, “This contributes to a necessary change in pace that is highly important for the competitiveness of Norwegian enterprises.”

LO leader Roar Flathen also expressed contentment with the deal, saying, “This is a responsible and fair result which takes employment and companies‘ needs into account.“

TUjobs, the online recruitment company that specialises in online recruitment for the oil and gas sectors, will be posting daily new job vacancies on their website. Leading multinational companies in the oil sector such as Experis, GK Norge and Statoil, amongst others, are now advertising their vacancies with TUjobs.com.

This week, the job ads that stand out on www.TUjobs.com are:

• Indirect Sourcing Specialist at Experis in Rogaland
• Sales Manager at National Oilwell Varco in Stavanger
• Primavera Planners at Experis Engineering in Akershus

Visit www.TUjobs.com to find out more.

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