Workers at the Shetland Gas Plant who are members of the Unite trade union will start the first in a series of planned stoppages tomorrow, 13th of March.
A series of 24 hour stoppages are scheduled on the following days:
· Wednesday 13th March 2019
· Wednesday 27th March 2019
· Wednesday 10th April 2019
· Wednesday 24th April 2019
· Wednesday 8th May 2019
Aker’s parent company – Total – has insisted it will not change its position relating to the change in shift rotation from 2:3 to a 3:3/3:4 rotation, and a diminution in terms and conditions. Redundancy notices were issued.
John Clark, Unite regional industrial officer, said:
“Unite members at the Shetland Gas Plant stand ready to fight against the outrageous actions taken by Aker.
“The company at the bidding of Total have behaved with zero regard or thought for their employees.
“Unite members’ dedication and professionalism has been rewarded by an unprofessional and callous attitude through the imposition of redundancy notices, new contracts and the hated 3:3/3:4 rota system.
“Unite will resolutely defend the interests of our members in the forthcoming dispute, and tomorrow’s day of action is just the start.”
Unite members voted for industrial action at the Shetland Gas Plant by 95.1%