Thousands of offshore workers have voted for industrial action. The members of Unite the Union covered by the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) agreement have voted for industrial action.
Talks are to take place on Tuesday 6th of November with the employers in hopes that a solution can be found to the discontent which has been ongoing for months.
Pat Rafferty, Unite Scottish Secretary, said:
“Thousands of Unite members in the offshore sector have sent the OCA employers a clear message through these industrial action ballots.
“We have suffered too much for too long through sweeping cuts to jobs and pay alongside the growing introduction of 3/3 shift rotas.
“Now it is time that we share in the rewards.
“We hope the result encourages the industry to revisit their paltry offer or it will face widespread industrial action disruption created through their own greed and intransigence.”
Unite’s members rejected a pay offer back in July and since then oil prices have continued to remain strong.