According to Aftenposten’s report, in a secret meeting the management of the Norwegian oil giant decided up to 350 jobs in Norway office to be closed and given to external suppliers in low-cost countries. The positions are in IT, finance and control, building and management.
Also 145 other positions is considered to be put out at a later date. Outsourcing jobs has been on the agenda of the company. Last summer it became clear that the company was discussing the possibility of flagging out up to 1,000 jobs by 2020.
The trade unions said they had received information that there would be between 250 to 350 jobs to be outsourced, but the internal documents proved that the company management in secret worked with far more comprehensive plans.The unions said that the company therefore did not comply with disclosure obligations.