More than 80 workers at a gas plant in Shetland have voted to accept a new pay offer, averting the threat of strike action.
In September, about 80 Unite members voted to strike amid allegations that Aker had declined to offer employees a salary increase and, in some cases, failed to pay them for annual leave.
Unite and Aker met a number of times after the strike ballot closed in an effort to hammer out an agreement.
Last week, Aker, a Norwegian energy service company, said a planned strike had been put on hold after a revised pay offer was made.
The £4,400 package included a wage increase and lump sum holiday payments.
Yesterday, Unite said 57% of members who voted on the pay offer were in favour of accepting it, while 43% wanted to strike.
Unite regional officer John Boland said: “The deal on offer has been accepted albeit that there was a considerable number of workers in favour of pursuing industrial action.
“The company has said in good faith that the core deal on basic pay and a £1,200 compensation lump sum on holiday pay will be in pay packets before Christmas.
“That along with another lump sum next year of more than £2000 has been seen as a reasonable offer by a majority of union members.”
A spokesman for Aker said: “Aker Solutions today received notification from Unite the Union that employees based at Shetland Gas Plant have voted to accept a revised pay offer following negotiations last week. Throughout this process we have remained committed to finding a positive way forward and we are glad to now bring this to a conclusion.”
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