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Union Workers Strike at Total's North Sea Oil Platforms

Posted by July 5, 2018

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Britain's largest labour union, Unite the Union, announced series of 24 hour and 12 hour rig worker strikes at Total's North Sea oil and gas platforms, a statement said on Thursday.

Details to follow:

  • The three platforms will be forced to cease production, the statement said
  • There will be three 24 hour stoppages on July 23 and Aug. 6 and 20 as well as two 12 hour stoppages on July 30 and Aug. 13
  • The union also announced a ban on overtime starting on July 23
  • The strike will affect Total's Alwyn, Dunbar and Elgin-Franklin platforms
  • Union workers voted in favour of strike action on June 28 over work shifts and pay

Reporting By Julia Payne 

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