Offshore Workers Call off Strike After New Pay Deal

Offshore workers have decided to call-off the earlier planned strike in agreement to the newly proposed payment plan from management.

According to the Unite,  members working for Aker Solutions on the Mariner oil platform had voted in favour of the deal.

Over 68% of Aker solution workers of an 88% turnout had accepted a new offer made by Aker management following negotiations, according to the reports from the union.

Among others, the deal from management addressed training and standby and bonus payments.

John Boland , the Unite regional officer confirmed that Unite members have accepted the latest offer by Aker on the basis of securing a number of significant improvements from the previous offer.

“Aker correctly recognised that more needed to be done on the outstanding issues which resulted in the mandate for industrial action.We are pleased that there has been a successful resolution to these negotiations which have been conducted in a constructive manner and our members concerns have been addressed,” Boland remarked.

Last month around 200 workers had voted to strike in a dispute over pay and conditions.

“This is a major victory and will set the level for future projects in the North Sea, and shows the value of being in a strong union.” Boland added.

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