Union representatives are to meet with members who threatened to strike over a pay dispute at a major gas plant in Shetland.
Workforce representatives from Unite met with counterparts at employer Aker Solutions for the second time on Wednesday.
The first round of talks were held earlier this month after workers threatened to go on strike over a pay deal.
Workers at the facility voted for industrial action after accusing Aker of declining a salary increase and failing to make holiday payments in some cases.
Following Wednesday’s meeting, Unite confirmed it was to update workers on the talks before deciding the next step.
A spokeswoman for the union said: “Following the meeting yesterday between Unite and Aker, Unite will be holding a meeting with members to update them on the discussions and will then be discussing the next step with the union reps.”
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 previously said it is committed to resolving the dispute.
Recommended for you
Read the latest opinion pieces from our Energy Voice columnists
- Standardising specifications: a new approach
- OPINION: Victim’s son fears another Piper Alpha is ‘just around the corner’
- OPINION: Contractor lawyers in demand as firms reluctant to return to bloated workforces
- OPINION: Are Electric Vehicles changing BP’s business model?
- OPINION: Where helicopter safety is concerned, regulations matter