Elkem’s plants at Salten, Rana, Thamshavn and Fiskaa have been included in the process industry strike in Norway starting on 15 August. Elkem is now working to evaluate the operational impacts for each plant. Any impacts will also be influenced by the duration of the strike.
The industry strike is a result of the parties not being able to come to an agreement in the collective national negotiations between the Federation of Norwegian Industries and the trade union Industri Energi, facilitated by the State Conciliator of Norway. For any questions related to the negotiations, please refer to the Federation of Norwegian Industries.
In total, 1422 members of Industri Energi across ten companies will go on strike. This includes 169 workers at Elkem ASA Salten, 89 at Elkem ASA Rana, 131 at Elkem ASA Thamshavn and 46 at Elkem Carbon AS. Elkem’s plants at Bremanger and Bjølvefossen and the company’s other activities in Norway are not included.