The pilot strike is over

Facts

The strike among pilots in Oslofjord since the 24`th of May is over

Wage negotitations in the Municipality of Oslo partly collapsed
20 crane operators in the Port of Oslo in strike from the 31`th of May
Oslo VTS wil be affected by the strike from the 7`th of June.

The pilot strike is over

02.06.2012 The strike among the pilots in the Oslo Fjord and the 103 pilot boat skippers in the country has come to an end.

The parties in the state sector reached an agreement during the night of 2`th June.

The Norwegian Coastal Administration responsible for the state pilotage service reports that they are working hard to get the situation back to normal, and to catch up with pilotage that has been on hold through the strike.

There has been strike in the pilot service in the Oslo Fjord since 24`th of May.

Pilotage service
Most ships as container-, tank- and cruiseships coming to Oslo are subject of compulsory pilotage.  Only ships holding a valid Pilot Exemption Certificate can sail without pilot.

 

Negotiations in the Municipality of Oslo
There are separate wage negotiations in the Municipalityof Oslo. Over half of Port of Oslos crane operators are on strike from the 31`th of May. Port of Oslo can only offer limitied crane operations.


Possible strike in Oslo VTS from the 7`th of June
A further development in the strike will affect the traffic leaders that operates Oslo VTS from the 7`th of June. This will stop all traffic in the Port of Oslo - including local ferries and charterboats.

 

Oslo VTS (Vessel Traffic Service) is open 24/7 :       +47 917 99 900

Maritime director / Port Captain Paal Waage           +47 900 38 485

Port Director Anne Sigrid Hamran                             +47 913 55 500