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Strike at Baker Hughes Norway

- Unfortunately mediations did not succeed. 114 workers on 12 different installations are striking from Sunday morning, says Håvard Hauan, lawyer in OLF.

Friday and Saturday this week, there has been mediation regarding collective agreement for SAFE in Baker Hughes. The parties (OLF/SAFE) did not reach an agreement and therefore the SAFE members at Baker Hughes are now striking.
 
The Company, Baker Hughes, is an Oil Service company and member of OLF. The OSA agreement nr. 357 is valid in the company.
 
Background
Effective February 1 2012 a merger was completed between Baker Hughes Norway AS, BJ Services AS and BJ Process & Pipeline Services AS. The same day, employees of the two latter companies transferred to Baker Hughes Norway AS. SAFE has 114 members in the company.

SAFE has made ​​a claim for a collective agreement in Baker Hughes Norway AS. OLF made SAFE aware that the claim must be made ​​against OLF and then with reference to the NHO's statutes. A request for negotiations for a collective agreement was then made by SAFE ​​to OLF 15.03.12.

OLF already have an collective agreement for oil service
OLF would be happy to create a collective agreement with SAFE organising the oil service workers. However, OLF already have a collective agreement with Industri Energi and thousands of workers from different oil service companies.

- The new collective agreement with SAFE could under no circumstances be more lucrative than the existing agreement with the other union, Industri Energi, we are surprised that the union did not understand that, says Håvard Hauan.

The following installation/rig may be affected by a possible strike in Baker Hughes Norge A.S
 
Rig /Installation    Well              Operator             Consequence
Songa Trym     31/5-O-25 Y1H   Statoil     Operation will cease after well is secured according to procedure, estimated June 18th
Stena Don           31/2-Y24          Statoil                   Might have consequence for upcoming P&A work.
Songa Dee          31/5-K-4           Statoil                   Limited consequences
Oseberg C           C-25                 Statoil                   Possible well control issue, unless work can continue
Oseberg Øst       30/6-E-14          Statoil                   Operation will cease after well is secured according to procedure, estimated June 25st
Brage                                            Statoil                   No consequence – maintenance stop
Gullfaks C            C-19/C-3          Statoil                   Limited consequences, operation most likely to continue
Transocean Winner 24/6              Marathon            Operation will cease after well is secured according to procedure, estimated June 16th
West Alpha         6506/11             Centrica               Operation will cease after well is secured according to procedure, estimated June 14th
Songa Delta        33/6-3S             Suncor                  Operation will cease after well is secured according to procedure, estimated July 5th
West Navigator                            Shell                      Operation might be hindered after June 18th.
Ringhorn                                      Exxon                    Limited consequences
Scarabeo 8          Odden              Eni/Statoil/Halliburton   Limited consequences
 
Baker Hughes will contribute to a safe and secure shut down of operations according to “Rammeforskriften”.
Baker Hughes will do their outmost to reduces the consequences for their customers.
 
Further information, please contact:
Eli Ane Nedreskår, Communications Manager OLF, mobile + 47 994 50 101.
Håvard Hauan, Lawyer OLF, mobile +47 92890 462.
John A. Sangolt, Operation Manager Pressure Pumping Baker Hughes Norway Geomarket mobile + 47 915 92 209

 

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