Despite British BP cutting nearly 400 jobs in Norway, the company will provides 80,000 kroner in bonuses to their employees.
That BP will cut as many as 4,000 jobs worldwide became known in January. In Norway every fifth position disappears when you put together 210 contractors and the 166 who had to go last year.
BP employees are now being told that they will get a solid bonus for last year, the local newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad writes. According to the newspaper, the bonus will amount to up to 14 percent of salary and be around 80,000 kroner for anyone.
It’s the corporate management in London who at the beginning of the year decided the size of bonus payments, communications director Olav Fjellsa in BP Norway says.
– We are very pleased with the results of last year. The bonus is set regardless of whether oil prices are high or low, but we have reached certain targets, for example in the area of security, says Fjellsa.
– It is very good to see that the oil companies still have money. And there is no better proof that the challenges of this industry does not have anything to do with the wages or working conditions. Now the BP employee gets bonuses without asking for any, union leader Leif Sande in the union Industry Energy says.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today