A deal has been reached which will protect the jobs of nearly 3,000 offshore caterers working in the UK North Sea.
A trade union has launched a ballot to ask offshore caterers whether they want to vote on strike action.
The trade body for offshore catering firms said today it was disappointed but committed to dialogue after its latest contract offer was turned down.
Offshore caterers have voted to reject the latest contract offer from North Sea employers.
Offshore caterers will vote on whether to accept a pay freeze from North Sea employers next week.
Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has been awarded a £3million contract by an international infrastructure group to design and build a 1500-ton carousel and associated spread.
ESS Support Services Worldwide (ESS), part of the Compass UK Group, won a three year deal for the Maersk Highlander.
ESS has netted three new contracts for work in the North Sea including on the newly constructed jack-up rig the Maersk Highlander.
Bibby Offshore has splashed out a seven-figure sum on a new 800-ton carousel that marks a move into the offshore wind array cable installation market.
ESS said it has reduced its headcount by 58 employees in Norway.
Aberdeen-based ESS Offshore Support Services has won a gold award for its approach to occupational health and safety.
Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has finished a major project in Yorkshire for a northern European energy giant. ESS completed a boulder clearance and seabed preparation campaign for Dong Energy at the Westermost Rough wind farm, eight miles off Yorkshire coast.