Offshore workers could take "sustained" North Sea strike action this summer after a pay deal was rejected by trade unions.
More details have emerged on the latest pay offer on the table for offshore workers in an ongoing dispute with employers.
Offshore workers are expected to vote on a new pay offer in the next month.
The umbrella body for offshore contractors has pledged to try and reach a deal with unions over a wage dispute.
Offshore workers are waiting to hear a 'final offer' on improved pay and conditions with the threat of North Sea strike action looming.
Offshore workers represented by the Unite trade union have rejected proposals on pay and conditions from their employers.
A petition calling for the resignation of the chief executive of the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) has now reached almost 600 signatures.
A petition to oust the chief executive of the Offshore Contractors Association has reached almost 500 signatures.
Scores of people have called for the chief executive of the Offshore Contractors Association to be sacked.
A union has launched a scathing attack on fresh proposals for North Sea workers which could add an additional 45 hours to their year.
Offshore workers are being balloted over whether to agree to changes to their pay and conditions from the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) including an additional 15 minutes working.
This week union bosses said North Sea workers were “disenfranchised and getting angrier by the day”. At pay cuts and redundancies continue to dominate headlines, Energy Voice looks back at how the dialogue between employers and the unions has played out in the past year.
A group of oil workers has written to the UK Government claiming the Unite union allowed ineligible members to vote in the recent OCA ballot.
Energy Voice examines some of the key points in the lengthy dispute between the Offshore Contractors Association and Unite union.
The OCA's (Offshore Contractors Association) chief executive Bill Murray said a vote by unions in favour of an offer would allow companies and employees to "move forward" after a year-long dispute.
Unite workers have voted to accept improved holiday entitlement and a joint review of "three on, three off" from by more than 50% of those balloted.
Offshore Contractors’ Association (OCA) chief executive Bill Murray plans to step down from the post after more than 13 years, it emerged yesterday. An OCA spokeswoman confirmed he would retire from the role sometime in the new year, but gave no more details. OCA is the leading representative body for the UK’s oil and gas contracting and supply industry.
Offshore members of the Unite union have been warned they are playing a dangerous game if they vote for strike action over pay and conditions.
The GMB trade union has urged its counterpart, Unite, and North Sea industry chiefs to return to the negotiating table and hammer out a pay deal for offshore workers. The appeal follows yesterday’s announcement from GMB that its offshore members had voted to accept the same offer from employers that Unite members rejected last week. It is understood there was a clear majority from GMB in favour of accepting the offer from the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA), which has 10 full members including Petrofac, Wood Group PSN and Stork.
Unions have rejected proposals offered by the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) for North Sea workers in a move which could increase the chance on industrial action in the North Sea. Both GMB and Unite were balloted on whether to accept a new deal put on the table last month. The result of the ballot from Unite members was 63.5% against and 36.5% in favour. It is understood the union will be consulting with members in coming days following the decision. It is understood GMB voted in favour of the proposals but as the union had fewer members balloted their vote has been outweighed by Unite. The OCA's chief executive Bill Murray said it was "extremely disappointed" by the move.
A decision by union members over whether to accept an offer of proposals from the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) will be made today. Both Unite and GMB workers will vote yes or no after months of talks between representatives from both sides. It comes after the GMB union wrote to members last month and urged them to accept a new offer from the OCA, which has 10 full members, including Petrofac, Wood Group PSN and Stork.
Trade unions have shelved plans for a strike action ballot over North Sea working conditions following negotiations with industry bosses yesterday. Last night the Unite union said the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) tabled an improved offer for offshore workers during the latest round of talks in Aberdeen. Unite regional officer Willie Wallace, said: “Today’s talks have been constructive and we have made enough progress to be able to put an improved offer from the OCA to our membership."