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GMB Members To Strike On Oil Rig

Monday, July 23, 2018

 

GMB MEMBERS ON EQUINOR MARINER OIL RIG VOTE TO STRIKE

GMB members are prepared to take industrial action to vent their frustration over the way they feel their employer is treating them on this very lucrative contract

GMB, the union for the offshore industry, has announced members working on the Equinor Mariner platform have voted overwhelmingly for strike action.

Industrial action is likely to take place in the autumn after 78% of those balloted voted to strike following a final pay, terms and conditions offer made by Aker Solutions management.

Turnout was 79% among GMB members on the oil rig, located off the north east coast of Scotland.

Ross Murdoch, GMB National Officer, said:

"GMB members have now let their feelings be known to Aker Solutions.

“They are prepared to take industrial action to vent their frustration over the way they feel their employer is treating them on this very lucrative contract.

“It is now incumbent on Aker to engage with GMB Union and find a resolution that avoids potentially costly operational disruption and reputational damage on this contract."

ENDS

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

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