Industrial action was completely avoidable, but Briggs Marine refused to satisfy workers
GMB members at oil logistics contractor Briggs Marine will begin strike action on Friday [28 October].
Workers voted overwhelmingly for industrial action at the oil logistics firm in Immingham, near Grimsby, after rejecting the company’s below inflation pay offer.
Briggs Marine is one of the largest oil logistics companies in the UK, unloading fuel from all over the world and distributing for use across the UK.
The strike is expected to have a significant impact on operations at the terminal.
David Shamma, GMB Regional Organiser, said:
“This industrial action was completely avoidable, but Briggs Marine management refuse to satisfy our members on pay.
“The latest offer is well below inflation and is a kick in the teeth for a committed and loyal workforce who carried this company through covid. It’s quite frankly insulting.
“The fact that the company has also unlawfully deducted wages from GMB members pay packets relating to a separate matter is a deliberate attempt to intimidate them from taking part in lawful industrial action and is an absolute disgrace.
“With a cost of living crisis hitting working people in North Lincolnshire hard, it’s time for company top brass to get back around the table with an offer that reflects this.
“Our members are organised and focused on delivering the pay offer they so clearly deserve”.