Oil Strike Ends in Norway

Norwegian oil workers called off a 19-day strike on Monday after reaching a deal with employers. The PRIFO and NOFU unions agreed to end the strike after talks with the OLF employers group. The union said the strike was settled after employers agreed to accept contracts for all its members. The dispute was mainly centered over the small union's right to represent its members in talks with all oil industry employers.

The strike, which affected 220 workers, began on August 28. It had slowed operations at the Mongstad refinery and had been threatening to halt 400,000 barrels per day of oil output at the North Sea Troll B and C platforms.