Wildcat strikes affecting up to 16 North Sea assets have now ended, offshore contractors said, as workers lodge formal grievance letters.
Energy Services Agreement (ESA)
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.