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  • 7 May 2015

    Representatives of British largest workers’ unions GMB and Unite will hold further talks on 20th May on the dispute over unilateral changes to working conditions for workers covered by the Offshore Contractors Agreement (OCA) in UK waters. At talks in Aberdeen yesterday 6th May both sides put forward proposals and both agreed to take the proposals […]

  • 17 March 2015

    Offshore union RMT’s executive has endorsed the call from members to ballot for industrial action, targeting groups of workers in what the union sees as a rolling programme of action over a range of issues including: Ripping up current 2:3 and 2:2 shift patterns and replacing them with a 3:3 pattern Attacks on sick pay, […]

  • 31 August 2009

    Unions are to launch a consultative ballot of thousands of North Sea offshore workers over possible industrial action on pay. The GMB and Unite unions said the move followed a pay freeze offer. GMB national secretary Keith Hazlewood said: “We are consulting with our members to test the strength of feeling before we move to […]

  • 14 July 2016

    Following an overwhelming support for strike action by Wood Group’s offshore workers on Wednesday, Oil & Gas UK has said it was ‘extremely disappointed’.  A ballot of Wood Group employees working across Shell operated North Sea assets coordinated between two unions, RMT and Unite, returned with a massive majority supporting industrial action. According to a joint statement […]

  • 17 August 2015

    The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), the professional association and registered trade union established to represent the interests of all UK pilots, has called for a ballot on strike action.  Namely, over a third of helicopter pilots operating in the North Sea met on Thursday in Aberdeen at a meeting convened by BALPA to hear […]

  • 21 May 2015

    Offshore workers in the UK have decided to move ahead with a strike ballot over what they say are unilateral changes to working conditions and wages on behalf of the oil industry. GMB union and Unite held further talks on May 20, and GMB said that some progress had been made during the talks with […]

  • 27 March 2015

    Proper risk assessments and consultation have not taken place and the new rotas will have an adverse impact on member’s safety, health and quality time, says GMB, UK’s general trade union. Members have voted overwhelmingly in consultative ballot to ask GMB Scotland Committee to give the go-ahead for an official ballot for strike action in […]

  • 22 December 2016

    Members of Scotland’s biggest offshore trade union Unite have gone into an official dispute with employers, in a move that could lead to a vote on industrial action. Unite, along with the GMB union, was seeking a wage increase for offshore members, along with improved sick pay and paid travel time. The Offshore Contractors Association (OCA), […]

  • 18 June 2015

    The threat of strike action in the UK North Sea has been suspended due to a new offer made to offshore workers by their employers. According to BBC, two offshore workers’ unions, GMB and Unite, suspended their strike ballot plans after receiving what is reported as an “improved offer” for the North Sea offshore workers. The Offshore […]

  • 4 August 2015

    Two of the UK’s largest offshore workers’ unions, GMB and Unite, have taken opposing stances as to the recent offer regarding rota changes made by the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA), a representative body for offshore contractors.  Namely, GMB accepted the offer while Unite rejected it saying it was not good enough. To remind, OCA made what […]

  • 27 June 2017

    Unite, Scotland’s biggest offshore trade union, on Monday said its offshore catering members would be balloted on strike action. The union said it would serve formal notice on each of the employers represented by the Caterers Offshore Trade Association (COTA) – Aramark, Compass, Sodexo, Entier and Trinity. According to the union, offshore catering members of Unite […]

  • 7 August 2017

    West Coast longshore workers at 29 ports in California, Oregon and Washington have officially ratified a three-year contract extension with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), the International Longshore & Warehouse Union’s (ILWU) Coast Balloting Committee confirmed. As informed, the committee reviewed balloting results from all longshore local unions and confirmed a tally showing that 67% […]

  • 9 June 2016

    Wood Group workers employed aboard Shell’s North Sea platforms are set to be balloted over a potential strike action. Unite, Scotland’s largest workers’ union, will ballot more than 200 North Sea oil rig workers for strike action in a dispute with the Wood Group over, what the union describes as “a swingeing 30 per cent […]

  • 3 July 2017

    UK offshore workers have voted for strike action in last week’s ballot, but unions don’t have the numbers to support it.  Namely, members of the GMB union working for employers within the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) on Friday voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action over pay and conditions dispute with the employers. The OCA represents nine companies: […]

  • 20 March 2017

    Members of Scotland’s biggest offshore trade union Unite have once again voted to reject a pay offer by their employers thus moving a step closer to a potential strike action.   The union said in a statement on Monday that, in a consultative ballot, 81 per cent of its members voted to reject the latest […]

  • 9 November 2015

    The UK Catering Offshore Trade Association (COTA) has made a new offer to its employees, following a strike warning which threatened to affect the UK offshore oil and gas operations. According to Unite, the UK’s largest offshore workers’ union, the offer could avert industrial action and end a long-standing pay dispute.  The spat between the employers […]

  • 30 May 2010
    Business & Finance

    Last week the Journal Tribune endorsed the four bond issues on Maine’s June 8 ballot. We recommended “Yes” votes on Questions 2-5, proposed… [mappress] Source: journaltribune, May 28, 2010;

  • 4 September 2015

    The article has been amended to include a statement by COTA ( 16:34 pm CET, October 22, 2015) Britain’s large worker’s union Unite has notified employers in the Catering Offshore Trade Association (COTA), that it will ballot its members across the agreement for industrial action. According to Unite, the dispute centres on the refusal of […]

  • 6 May 2015

    Representative of GMB and Unite unions in the UK are taking part in further talks today seeking a resolution of the dispute over what they say are unilateral changes to working conditions for workers covered by the Offshore Contractors Agreement (OCA) in UK waters. Members of both unions have already voted in a consultative ballot […]

  • 15 September 2017

    GMB, a UK-based offshore workers’ union has accepted an improved pay deal from the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) after balloting members. The revised pay offer was given the nod after 54% of members voted to accept, preventing a possible industrial action. The members had previously voted to strike after rejecting a previous offer from the OCA. Ross […]

  • 20 April 2017

    UK’s offshore trade union Unite is pushing ahead with preparations for an official ballot on industrial action. Offshore members of Unite the union are in the middle of a dispute over pay and conditions with their employers, represented by the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA). Unite, along with the GMB union, is seeking a wage increase for […]

  • 9 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Offshore driller Seadrill has obtained full support from its creditors for the reorganization plan aimed at reducing its massive debt.