Signatories to a North Sea collective bargaining deal will work together to find a “constructive way forward”, after months of unrest offshore.
Energy Services Agreement (ESA)
Spiralling living costs coupled with record profits for energy producers have fuelled a series of increasingly bitter disputes between operators and workers throughout 2022.
Stork has written to its employees that engaged in wildcat North Sea strikes last week to express the company’s “disappointment” in their actions.
Offshore workers who initiated unofficial strikes across a host of North Sea assets on Thursday have called an end to the 24-hour action.
Offshore contractors and union representatives warned against the prospect of “unlawful” strike action this week, as workers prepare to down tools in a bid for pay uplifts in the face of rising cost of living.
Wildcat strikes affecting up to 16 North Sea assets have now ended, offshore contractors said, as workers lodge formal grievance letters.
Workers carrying out strikes across the North Sea have been asked to stand down as Bilfinger UK has today joined a collective bargaining deal.
The industry trade body has hit back at a series of unofficial strikes taking place in the North Sea.
At this time of year you reflect on the past 12 months, and look to what the future holds. We started 2021 on a peak in Covid cases, and it looks like we will end the year in the same way. But even in another year dominated by the pandemic, there have been positive points to remember.
Hundreds of North Sea workers are understood to be transferring to a new joint venture company between Bilfinger UK and Global E&C after a major contract win.
Unite is to ramp up its endeavours to secure a collective bargaining agreement for Altrad workers.
Offshore contractor Bilfinger Salamis has indicated it is open to the possibility of trade union recognition, around five years after it allegedly stopped acknowledging them.
Unite the Union is demanding a pay rise for hundreds of Bilfinger Salamis contractors who it claims “have not been paid a fair rate”.
The head of Bilfinger Salamis UK has said “never say never” to the potential for the firm's return to a collective deal for North Sea contractors.