A new offer has been received from employers EnQuest.
The trade union Unite will now consult its members on the new offer from today ,20th of March, with the ballot closing the 3rd April 2020.
All proposed industrial action is now suspended until after the ballot result.
Unite has also made the decision to postpone the action due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the interests of workforce and those homes reliant on production from the plant.
John Boland, Unite regional industrial officer, said:
“Unite’s membership at Sullom Voe have taken the decision to suspend industrial action, which was due to start next week, following a new offer from the company.
“There is a recommendation by the shop stewards to accept this offer but ultimately this is in the hands of the membership.
“However, our members are also acutely aware of the crisis facing the nation and they are prepared to suspend this action in order to play their part in this national effort.”