The strike among the pilots in the Oslofjord, and the 103 pilot boat skippers in the country is over, After agreement with YS Stat, LO Stat and Akademikerne in wage negotiations in the public secotr.
The parties reached an agreement during the night of 2. June.
For NCA, all pilots in the Oslofjord have been out on strike in about a week, while the pilot boat skippers were taken out when the strike was stepped up.
NCA is now working hard to get the situation back to a normal, and to catch up with pilotage that has been on hold through the strike. Yesterday, Friday 1. June, reported the pilot mastsers that they expect to go smoothly into normal operation if /when the strike was called off.
Largest-ever oil cleanup exercise in Svalbard
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Successful skimmer tests
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Pilot Exemption Certificate – General exams now available for offshore navigators
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The counter fill operation started with a press meeting
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