The deal will lift wages by 5.2% on average in 2024 and also involved increased educational support, said the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), the biggest of the two labour groups taking part in negotiations.

The smaller Parat union, from which some 1,000 workers may go on strike, continued its negotiations and could still stage a walkout.

Some 14,300 LO union members had been scheduled to take strike action, including at Aker Solutions, Adecco, Kongsberg Gruppen's Maritime unit and Aibel, partly owned by Norway's Ferd and Sweden's Ratos.

(Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis, editing by Terje Solsvik)