Motion to the Scottish Parliament on COTA Dispute


Motion S4M-13542: Richard Baker, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 16/06/2015

Supporting Offshore Workers

That the Parliament recognises that the oil and gas industry has had a difficult start to 2015; welcomes the gradual increase in the oil price and understands that the industry has benefitted from £1.3 billion in tax cuts; wishes to place on record its acknowledgement of the vital, and at times unsung, work undertaken by catering workers offshore; is concerned that the offshore companies, Aramark, Sodexo, Entier, Trinity, ESS and FOSS, have withdrawn from the second year of a negotiated and agreed two-year pay deal; welcomes the willingness of the trade unions, Unite and RMT, to re-enter negotiations, and urges the employers’ association, COTA, to accept this offer and return to negotiations, working constructively with the unions to reach an agreement that will resolve this dispute.

Supported by: Lewis Macdonald, Mark McDonald, Iain Gray, James Kelly, Patricia Ferguson, David Stewart, Kevin Stewart, Margaret McCulloch, Anne McTaggart, Hugh Henry, Hanzala Malik, Richard Lyle, Graeme Pearson, Cara Hilton, Gil Paterson, Claire Baker, Jackie Baillie, John Mason, Roderick Campbell, Stewart Maxwell, Kenneth Gibson, Adam Ingram, Elaine Murray, Michael Russell, Graeme Dey, Neil Findlay, Christina McKelvie, Bill Kidd, Joan McAlpine, Nigel Don, Chic Brodie, David Torrance, Dennis Robertson, Stuart McMillan, James Dornan, Liam McArthur, Tavish Scott


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