United Kingdom - North Sea Platforms dispute ends - September 30, 2016

Members of Scotland’s biggest offshore union have voted to end an industrial dispute that led to the first North Sea strike in a generation. In July 2016, members of trade union Unite working on Shell platforms across the North Sea started strike action after rejecting proposed cuts by their employer, the oil facilities company Wood Group. The workers faced losing up to 30% in pay and allowances. A proposal to end the dispute was put to members on 12 September 2016 and the union members have accepted it by 105 votes to 82. Unite regional officer said that their negotiations with Wood Group allowed to reduce the levels of cuts being proposed to our members’ wages and terms and conditions.

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