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Hundreds of Norway oil workers start strike, one field shut

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By Gwladys Fouche and Lefteris KaragiannopoulosOSLO (Reuters) - Hundreds of workers on Norwegian offshore oil and gas rigs went on strike on Tuesday after rejecting a proposed wage deal, leading to the shutdown of one Shell-operated oilfield and helping to send Brent crude prices higher. Shortly after a midnight deadline passed, a state-appointed mediator said talks between two trade unions, Safe and YS, and the Shipowners' Association, representing the rig employers, had failed to reach a deal. "The parties were so far apart from each other there was no point presenting a proposal that could ...

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 16:49 IST