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Kuwait Oil Workers to Push Ahead With Strike, Reject Compromise

April 17, 2016

Kuwaiti oil workers will go ahead with a strike starting on Sunday, their union head said, rejecting an offer from the state oil company to suspend the implementation of public sector pay reforms. Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries agreed to temporarily freeze a planned government overhaul of the payroll system and seek a… Continue Reading »

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NNPC Workers Strike Over Proposed Company Split

March 11, 2016

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) workers are staging a nationwide strike over plans to “unbundle” the state-run oil firm into 30 companies. Senior staff in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry have opposed the proposed changes, according to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) trade union, which stated that workers believe… Continue Reading »

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Technip Wins Union Boycott Case in Norway

February 7, 2016

The Norwegian Labor Court has ruled in favor of Technip in the case against Industri Energi (IE) and the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) over the alleged “breach of peace obligation”. Nevertheless, it was a close call with four against three judges ruling against IE. Earlier this year, NHO, as the main representative organisation for… Continue Reading »

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Court to Decide on Technip Boycott Case in Norway

January 14, 2016

Norway’s offshore union, Industri Energi (IE) and the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) have been taken to court by NHO and Technip Norway for the alleged “breach of peace obligation”. Namely, in September last year, IE delivered a boycott notice to Technip Singapore PTE after the company rejected the collective agreement for its offshore… Continue Reading »

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UK: Union Wants No Hold-Up on Decommissioning

January 9, 2016

GMB, the union for workers in energy industries and the offshore supply chain, has called on the UK Government to ensure there are no delays in offshore decommissioning to help protect thousands of supply chain jobs. Namely, according to GMB, there is no ‘logical case’ for delaying decisions since there are nearly 300 platforms that… Continue Reading »

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UK: Union Wants No Hold-Up on Decommissioning

January 8, 2016

GMB, the union for workers in energy industries and the offshore supply chain, has called on the UK Government to ensure there are no delays in offshore decommissioning to help protect thousands of supply chain jobs. Namely, according to GMB, there is no ‘logical case’ for delaying decisions since there are nearly 300 platforms that… Continue Reading »

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Petrobras Oil Workers Begin Strike, Seek to Block Asset Sales

November 3, 2015

Brazil’s main oil union began a nationwide strike Sunday to halt asset sales by state-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro SA at a time the company is slashing investments to reduce the biggest debt load in the oil industry. The Oil Workers Federation, known as FUP, said the nationwide strike started on Nov. 1. Some of the FUP’s… Continue Reading »

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Technip Receives Norway Boycott Notice

October 3, 2015

Norway’s offshore union, Industri Energi, has warned Technip Singapore PTE about a boycott starting October 23 because the company, reportedly, refuses to conclude a collective agreement. Namely, Industri Energi’s association chairman Leif Sande and area manager Ommund Stokka delivered today (September 30) a boycott notice to Technip Singapore PTE Ltd, at the company’s premises in Singapore. “Industri Energi requires… Continue Reading »

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Brazil Oilworkers Renew Strike Threat Against Petrobras

September 10, 2015

Brazil’s largest oilworkers union federation on Tuesday renewed its threat to strike at any time against state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA after having recently let other strike warnings lapse. The union, known as FUP, hopes to keep Petrobras, as the company is known, off guard by meeting the legal notification requirements for a strike… Continue Reading »

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Brazil Oilworkers Tell Petrobras Open-Ended Strike To Start Friday

September 4, 2015

Brazil’s largest oil-workers’ union advised Petroleo Brasileiro SA that it plans to begin a open-ended strike against the state-run oil company starting at midnight (0300 GMT) on Friday. The strike is in protest at a recent cut of about 40 percent in investments by Petrobras, as the company is commonly known, and the planned sale… Continue Reading »

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