Shape up or ship out

Portly members of staff who work on the oil platforms off the coast of Norway have been told to lose weight or lose their job.

Those with a waistline exceeding 115 centimetres, or who weigh more than 120 kilogrammes, could be blocked from working in the lucrative industry according to a new order by Norwegian local authorities.

The fattist ruling has sparked outrage from workers, who claim it is a violation of rules aiming to create an inclusive work force.