OSLO, April 2 Norwegian industrial workers and
their employers continued to negotiate more than five hours past
a midnight deadline on Wednesday to avoid a strike that would
hit around 125 companies, many of them in the oil services
If the state mediated talks break down, more than 11,000
workers will immediately go on strike and could be followed by
thousands more in the coming days and weeks.
Oil service firms Aker Solutions, Kvaerner
, Aibel, Worleyparsons, Nexans and
National Oilwell Varco are among the ones that would be
hit from the start.
(Reporting by Terje Solsvik; Editing by Kim Coghill)