A ballot for North Sea workers on whether to accept changed contract proposals from Wood Group has now opened.
Earlier this month the company and Unite and RMT released a joint statement which revealed renewed talks had successfully been agreed to around the negotiating table.
It followed the first strike action in more than a generation across seven of Shell’s North Sea assets involving hundreds of offshore workers.
It’s understood the ballot vote will take place over the next few weeks before closing.
Both RMT and Unite will ballot their members separately on the proposals.
In a joint statement last week the unions and Wood Group said they had come to a “mutually agreeable proposal”.
At the time a Wood Group spokeswoman said:“Following a series of in-depth discussions, Wood Group representatives, officials from the Unite and RMT unions and shop stewards have now drawn up a mutually agreeable proposal which we consider to be in the best interests of all parties.
“The new proposal recognises the skills, flexibility and capabilities of the incumbent offshore workforce, the challenges facing the industry and demonstrates collective leadership in shaping the future of the North Sea. We are currently in contact with all our offshore workers who are involved, to set out the terms of the new proposal, together with what it means to each individual’s terms and conditions.”