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GMB Offshore Strike Looms After Members Vote Overwhelmingly For Industrial Action

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GMB Offshore Strike Looms After Members Vote Overwhelmingly For Industrial Action

Union says its time for the OCA and its client employers to get round the table and find a solution

GMB members working for employers within the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) today voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action.

Ross Murdoch, GMB National Officer, said:

“GMB has long been saying that our members have got to the stage where enough is enough and this ballot result clearly sends a message to the OCA and their clients that they are sick to the back teeth of being down the pecking order in terms of the industries priorities.

“Our members have now decided that unless the OCA comes back to the table with an improved offer they are prepared to take industrial action. (Read More)

 

“GMB members have played their part over the past few years seeing thousands of job losses and pay freezes and quite rightly want the offshore industry to recognise the sacrifices they have made.

“We have written to our members and to the employers today setting out the ballot results in full and will now consult on the next steps.”

Further information available at: www.gmb.org.uk