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Oil Rig Members Accept Improved Pay Deal

Monday, August 13, 2018

 

GMB MEMBERS ON EQUINOR MARINER OIL RIG VOTE TO ACCEPT IMPROVED PAY OFFER

GMB members showed how prepared they were to flex their industrial muscles when required says GMB Union

GMB, the union for the offshore industry, has announced members working on the Equinor Mariner platform have voted to accept an improved pay offer from the company.

A total of 75% of those balloted voted to accept the new deal on pay, terms and conditions made by Aker Solutions management.

GMB has written to the company and members confirming this result.

Consequently no industrial action will take place on the oil rig, located off the north east coast of Scotland.

Ross Murdoch, GMB National Officer, said:

"GMB is pleased this matter has now been resolved.

“We believe it could have been resolved much earlier without the need for members having to vote for strike and action short of strike action.

“However, once again GMB members are to be commended, as they showed how prepared they were to flex their industrial muscles when required and it is this collective solidarity that brought the employer back to the negotiating table.”

ENDS

Contact:  GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

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