The next meeting to resolve a pay dispute at a major gas plant in Shetland is to be held tomorrow (WED).
The first round of talks were held last week after workers threatened to go on strike over a pay deal.
Workers at the facility voted for industrial action over a dispute with energy service company Aker Solutions.
The Unite trade union has accused Aker of declining to offer workers a salary increase and failing to make holiday payments in some cases.
Representatives from both sides met last Monday in an effort to hammer out a deal.
Unite described the initial meeting as “constructive”.
The plant, which officially opened in May 2016 and is operated by French oil major Total, processes gas from the huge Laggan and Tormore fields west of Shetland.
When it opened Total said it was capable of supplying energy to two million homes.
A total of 81 members were balloted and a turnout of 80.2% was achieved, comfortably satisfying the 50% threshold.
Unite said 92.3% voted for strike action, with 98.4% supporting action short of a strike.
Aker has said it is committed to resolving the dispute.
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