Decisions of three subcontractors to refuse cost of living bonus ‘indefensible’ says GMB union
Pembroke dock is set to see oil workers down tools over the winter.
The move comes after three subcontracted companies at the Valero site in Pembroke dock rejected a request for a site bonus to help workers cope with the eye watering cost of living.
The three subcontracted companies are Jenkins and Davies, Altrad Engineering and Altrad support services.
The unanimous decision will see 75 GMB members down tools over the winter months, with the dates of Strike Action yet to be confirmed.
GMB has called the company’s decision ‘indefensible’ as inflation hits a 41 year high, and the cost-of-living crisis bites in the run up to Christmas.
Prices rise 11.1% in year to October as energy bills drive UK inflation rate to 41-year high https://t.co/Ng0Yr66ZM3— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 16, 2022
Jeff Beck, GMB regional organiser said:
“This morning inflation hit a 41 year high, and hard-pressed workers are feeling the pinch.
“The energy crisis has seen obscene money pumped into the oil industry at the moment, and its indefensible that these companies won’t give a tiny drop of those mega profits to their hard-pressed workers.
“Unless the employers can get back round round the table and thrash out a deal, it could lead to a winter of strife.”