Production was due to shut down from midnight.
But Norway’s government has stepped in at the last minute, ordering a settlement in a row between striking energy workers and employers.
It used emergency powers to avert a ‘lockout’ of staff by companies hoping to put an end to 16 days of industrial action.
Some 700 offshore workers have been on strike in a dispute over pay and pensions that has already hit oil production and gas output. Norway’s oil industry puts the cost at some 414 million euros.
The government can legally force strikers back to work. It has done so in the past to protect a sector on which much of the national economy depends.
The next step in this dispute is compulsory arbitration.
Copyright © 2014 euronewsMore about:
- 1Risk of fresh ash cloud threatens European air travel
- 2Russian military vehicles ‘seized in Ukraine’
- 3Russian aid convoy is ‘direct invasion’ says Ukraine
- 4Political turbulence in Ukraine as Poroshenko prepares to dissolve parliament
- 5[As it happened] Newsday: Russian aid convoy – Islamic State – Gaza – Ebola
- 1Everything you need to know about the Ebola virus
- 2Risk of fresh ash cloud threatens European air travel
- 3Orange alert: Iceland warns Europe’s airlines of possible volcanic eruption
- 4Islamic State militants threaten US over air strikes in Iraq
- 5#ن: How an Arabic letter was reclaimed to support Iraq’s persecuted Christians
- 1#ن: How an Arabic letter was reclaimed to support Iraq’s persecuted Christians | euronews, world news
- 2Ellen MacArthur: making waves on a journey to a circular economy | euronews, the global conversation
- 3Air Algerie loses contact with plane from Ouagadougou to Algiers | euronews, world news
- 4Putin T-Shirts flying off the shelves at Moscow megastore | euronews, world news
- 5Everything you need to know about the Ebola virus | euronews, world news
- 6Massive Swedish forest fire is declared a national emergency | euronews, world news
- 7Portugal hopes to become a pensioner’s paradise with zero tax offer | euronews, reporter
- 8Beyond the subconscious | euronews, futuris
- 9Eastern Ukrainians ‘hate Russian-led guerrillas’ — Arseniy Yatsenyuk | euronews, interview
- 10Iceland warns Europe’s airlines of possible volcanic eruption | euronews, world news
- 11Man, 27, fails in suicide bid after tigers reject chance to eat him | euronews, world news
- 12Romania buys into bitcoin big time | euronews, corporate
- 13Malta opera star Joseph Calleja’s summer concert draws big crowd | euronews, le mag
- 14Risk of fresh ash cloud threatens European air travel | euronews, world news
- 15Poland wants compensation from the EU for Russian import ban | euronews, world news
- 16Hong Kong gets smart on mobility | euronews, urban visions
- 17A robot that grows | euronews, futuris
- 18EU’s Russia sanctions doing more harm than good says Hungary’s PM Orban | euronews, world news
- 19Turkey’s women have the last laugh | euronews, world news
- 20Greek farmers suffer in economic war between Russia and EU | euronews, economy
Wires > News
- 06:57 CET Ferguson march muted, police officer disciplined over video
- 01:37 CET U.S. hostage rescuers dropped from night sky, Syria activist says
- 01:03 CET European powers float idea of Gaza monitoring mechanism
- 23:14 CET WHO warns of “shadow zones” and unreported Ebola cases
- 23:12 CET Swedish opposition lead steady in poll ahead of Sept election
- 19:02 CET U.S. protests dangerous intercept of Navy jet by Chinese warplane
- 18:57 CET Rebel-held mine collapses in Central African Republic, killing 25
- 17:51 CET Thai junta leader tells nation to move on from coup