Offshore UK Strike Dates Revealed



Offshore UK Strike Dates Revealed
UK union Unite reveals the complete strike schedule for its offshore membership on the Elgin-Franklin, North Alwyn, Dunbar and Shetland Gas Plant assets.

UK union Unite has revealed the complete strike schedule for its offshore membership on the Elgin-Franklin, North Alwyn, Dunbar and Shetland Gas Plant assets.

Unite members on the Total Elgin-Franklin Platforms and the Total North Alwyn and Dunbar platforms will take part in a continuous ban on overtime commencing at 00:01 hours on March 11.

Twenty-four-hour stoppages will commence on the platforms at 07:00 hours on:

  • March 11
  • March 27
  • April 12

A series of three-hour stoppages will also take place on:

  • March 18, commencing at 07.00 hours
  • March 18, commencing at 19.00 hours
  • March 20, commencing at 07.00 hours
  • March 20, commencing at 19.00 hours
  • March 22, commencing at 07.00 hours 
  • March 22, commencing at 19.00 hours
  • April 1, commencing at 07.00 hours
  • April 1, commencing at 19.00 hours
  • April 3, commencing at 07.00 hours
  • April 3, commencing at 19.00 hours
  • April 5, commencing at 07.00 hours
  • April 5, commencing at 19.00 hours

At the Shetland Gas Plant, 24-hour stoppages will take place between 00.01-00.00 on the following days:

  • March 13
  • March 27
  • April 10
  • April 27
  • May 8

Unite revealed recently that its offshore membership had voted “overwhelmingly” for industrial action on the Elgin-Franklin, North Alwyn, Dunbar and Shetland Gas Plant assets. Operated by Aker Solutions and Petrofac, the assets cover over two hundred workers, according to Unite.

The dispute centers on Aker and Petrofac proposing to change shift rotations from a two-weeks-on-three-weeks-off pattern to a 3:3/3:4 pattern and reduce existing terms and conditions “at the behest” of parent company Total, Unite revealed.



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