• 4 minutes Will We Ever See 100$+ OIL?
  • 8 minutes Iran downs US drone. No military response . . Just Destroy their economy. Can Senator Kerry be tried for aiding enemy ?
  • 11 minutes Energy Outlook for Renewables. Pie in the sky or real?
  • 5 hours Iran Loses $130,000,000 Oil Revenue Every Day They Continue Their Games . . . .Opportunity Lost . . . Will Never Get It Back. . . . . LOL .
  • 1 day Iran Captures British Tanker sailing through Straits of Hormuz
  • 19 hours Renewables provided only about 4% of total global energy needs in 2018
  • 10 hours EIA Reports Are Fraudulent : EIA Is Conspiring With Trump To Keep Oil Prices Low
  • 2 days Drone For Drone = War: What is next in the U.S. - Iran the Gulf Episode
  • 2 days Today in Energy
  • 2 days Berkeley becomes first U.S. city to ban natural gas in new homes
  • 1 hour Shale Oil will it self destruct?
  • 23 hours Oil Rises After Iran Says It Seized Foreign Tanker In Gulf
  • 6 hours First limpet mines . . . . now fly a drone at low altitude directly at U.S. Navy ship. Think Iran wanted it taken out ? Maybe ? YES
  • 5 hours N.Y. Governor Signs Climate Bill
  • 2 hours U.S. Administration Moves To End Asylum Protections For Central Americans
  • 3 days LA Solar Power/Storage Contract
  • 3 days Why Natural Gas is Natural
Iran Takes Revenge: Seizes British Oil Tanker

Iran Takes Revenge: Seizes British Oil Tanker

The Iranian National Guard Corps…

Is The Iran Conflict Really Cooling Down?

Is The Iran Conflict Really Cooling Down?

The tankers war between Iran…

North Sea Offshore Workers Back Strike Action Over Drastic Pay Cuts

North Sea Rig

Oil and gas workers at Wood Group have voted overwhelmingly in support of strike action over what they described as a “swingeing” 30-percent pay cut the group had proposed on eight Shell platforms in the North Sea.

The RMT and Unite union members at Wood Group voted 98.5 percent and 99.1 percent respectively in favor of “industrial action in the form of strike and action short of strike”, the two unions said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

Wood Group said it was "extremely disappointed" by the results, the BBC reported.

The two unions and Wood Group have been at loggerheads over proposed pay cuts. Announcing the ballot in June, the Unite union said that the dispute originated from the oil and gas services company’s proposal to cut pay by up to 22 percent, or to 30 percent, including other allowances. The vote was open between June 15 and July 13, and any industrial action would start on July 20, Unite said back in June.

Related: Offshore’s Next Big Headache: Breakable Bolts

Back in February, the oil and gas services group said that it planned to cut rates paid to about one-third of its UK-based company contractors.

Opposition has been growing since then, and the offshore workers employed by the Wood Group on Shell’s North Sea platforms had been insisting the group revised terms and conditions on the proposed pay cuts.

Talks, however, definitely broke down on Friday.

Commenting on Wednesday’s ballot outcome, Unite Regional Officer John Boland said that the workers would discuss the nature and timing of industrial action in the coming days. Boland, however, added that the union was open to sit down to talks with the company, if it were willing to consider another offer for the workers.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:



Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play