The workers provide vital maintenance and operational support for lighthouses, beacons and buoys at sea ensuring that vessels and ships have safe passage through Scottish waters.
Industrial Action Will Bring Platforms & Offshore Installations To A Standstill
The action will hit major oil and gas operators including BP, CNRI, EnQuest, Harbour, Ithaca, Shell and Total. Energy companies which have been enjoying a massive surge in their profits.
HIAL Workers Reject ‘Insulting’ Pay Offer
“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
Industrial Action To Hit Flotta Terminal
“Unite’s members working at Petrofac’s Repsol assets are furious at the way the company are treating them.” Unite general secretary Sharon Graham
Offshore Drilling Workers Back Strike Action
Over 300 offshore drilling and contract maintenance workers employed by Archer, Maersk, Transocean and Odfjell have backed strike action.
Facing A Winter Of Discontent
Orkney looks set to face disruption to many of its council run services this autumn and winter. Council workers, members of trade unions have rejected the 2% pay offer from their employers.
Lerwick Port Strike Called Off
The pay deal will enhance the hourly wage for semi-skilled workers from £10.41 to £14 per hour, and for skilled workers from £11.62 to £16 per hour.
Industrial Action Set for the Port of Lerwick
Around a dozen key workers at Lerwick Shetland’s main port will begin a continuous ban on overtime from 25th May .
Local Government Workers Issue Warning to Council Over Pay
“The first thing in the in-tray for the new council leaders is Unite’s warning that unless there is a change of attitude then we will ballot thousands of our members on industrial action.” Wendy Dunsmore, Unite industrial officer
“Workers are being treated with contempt.” – COSLA’s 2% pay offer
Unite the union is to ballot targeted groups of local government workers in the coming weeks in the escalating dispute over pay.