Norway union to escalate oil workers' strike from October 4

FILE PHOTO: A general view of Equinor's Johan Sverdrup oilfield platforms in the North Sea, Norway, December 3, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway’s Lederne labour union said on Wednesday it would escalate an oil workers’ strike from October 4 to four additional offshore fields.

Several dozen workers went on strike on Wednesday at Norway and western Europe’s largest oilfield, Johan Sverdrup, morning after failing to agree a wage deal.

The strike will expand to the Equinor-operated EQNR.OL Gudrun, Gina Krog, Kvitebjoern and Neptune Energy-operated Gjoea fields with 126 union members stopping work in four days' time, it added.

Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis; editing by John Stonestreet