Rig conflict heads for arbitration
Striking oil rig workers were furious late Monday after a cabinet minister said the government would order both sides into arbitration on Friday. It was the expected result, after rig owners threatened a lockout that would have halted oil production in the North Sea.
Minister Dagfinn Høybråten called both the Norwegian Shipowners Association and the union representing rig workers, OFS, into a meeting in his office Monday afternoon
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