Sweeping strikes have been averted in Norway after trade unions struck a new pay deal with employers, news reports said.
The agreement was reached yesterday following five days of talks, Reuters reported.
About 35,000 workers at smelters ship yards and chemical factories would have downed tools had the negotiations failed.
Industrial action could have been extended to include oil and gas workers.
The deal is still subject to a vote by labour union members, a state-appointed mediator told Reuters.
The agreement gives workers an estimated average pay rise of 2.8 percent in 2018, slightly more than the maximum 2.7 percent employers had said they were willing to pay.