Strike ends

May 11, 1999, 11:00 CEST

The strike affecting oil services company Dowell Schlumberger on the Norwegian continental shelf is over.

A settlement was reached at midnight on 10 May, when the Federation of Offshore Worker Unions (OFS) signed a protocol with the company.

The accord means that OFS members in Dowell Schlumberger have accepted a zero pay increase for offshore personnel, which is in line with the terms agreed by other unions and employers.

Local negotiations will be pursued on pay for land-based employees.

The strikers will be returning to work as soon as practical.