“Strikers are not where they are because this year is tough, it is because the base upon which they are struggling was kept low for so long.”
commencing 19th December 2022 at 00:01 hours and concluding at 23:59 hours
commencing 22nd December 2022 at 00:01 hours and concluding at 23:59 hours
Eleven airports across the HIAL (Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd) Group may be hit by strike action across the festive period: Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown, Dundee, Inverness, Islay, Kirkwall, Stornoway, Sumburgh, Tiree and Wick.
“The anger that my members have at being betrayed on a commitment made and accepted in good faith, is palpable” Unite regional officer John Boland
“Our members provide a crucial role for the airport from firefighting and security to customer service, this pay award affects all our members across all grades and does nothing for the retention and the recruitment of staff on islands” Shauna Wright, Unite regional officer
“Unite’s members working at Petrofac’s Repsol assets are furious at the way the company are treating them.” Unite general secretary Sharon Graham
Over 450 offshore drilling and drilling maintenance workers covered by the United Kingdom Drilling Contractors Association (UKDCA) have accepted an improved offer of 10% on their rates of pay back dated to 1st June 2022.
“Prospect members at HIAL have voted to reject this year’s pay offer as insufficient to deal with the escalating cost of living.”Jane Rose, Prospect Negotiator
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Over 300 offshore drilling and contract maintenance workers employed by Archer, Maersk, Transocean and Odfjell have backed strike action.