UK Union Postpones North Sea Strike
UK union Unite has postponed a 12-hour strike scheduled for Monday on the Alwyn, Dunbar and Elgin platforms in the North Sea.
The decision comes after further proposals were put forward on September 13 at ACAS talks with Total. Industrial action was postponed to allow Unite members to take part in a consultative ballot, Unite revealed.
Back in June, Unite announced that its members employed by Total E&P working on North Sea oil and gas platforms were set to begin industrial action in July in a dispute over pay and working hours. A series of initial strike days on Alwyn, Dunbar and Elgin was announced in July.
Analysts have said that the increasing scale and repetition of labor strikes in the North Sea raises operational risks to both the timelines of new project developments and to the longer-term investment attractiveness of operations in the region.
Total’s production in the UK comes from three major hubs, according to the company’s website. Alwyn and Dunbar are part of the Northern North Sea hub and Elgin is part of the Central Graben hub.
The company has been present in the UK for more than 50 years, according to its website, which shows that Total had equity production of 158,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the UK in 2016.
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