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Norwegian oil workers strike after new wage dispute

More than 300 employees in the Norwegian oil industry decided to stop work Wednesday morning over a dispute about wages after negotiations broke down between their trade union Industri Energi and the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association Tuesday night.

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A large group of employees from five Norwegian oil companies chose to stop work this morning after negotiations broke down last night between their trade union and the employer association.

The Norwegian Oil and Gas Association on the employer's side informs on its website that the negotiations with the trade organization Industri Energi hit a stalemate at 3:30 am Wednesday morning local time. On the workers' side, the members of Industri Energi decided to strike from 7 am Wednesday morning.

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