Hi if you are a Unite member and an employee of the following companies working offshore in the UKCS
Unite and the GMB unions have been in pay talks with the Offshore Contractors Association(OCA) the pay claim on behalf of Union members was as follows
Joint GMB/UNITE Pay & Conditions Claim – 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2017
The pay and conditions claim on behalf of Unite & GMB members: –
1. Substantial Wage Increase
2. Improved Sick Pay
3. Introduce Paid Travel Time to employers onshore base
Unite & GMB Unions Statement
Paul Atkison Chief Exec OCA
We refer to ongoing talks to consider our reasonable three-point claim and for the employers side to respond to the GMB & UNITE OCA pay and conditions claim for 2016/17.
The OCA employers side counter proposals are an unacceptable response to our reasonable three-point claim.
In these circumstances, we now confirm in writing that both GMB and UNITE are declaring a failure to agree and we will both report back to all Union members and consult with them on their response to this unacceptable situation.
Unite Regional Officer
On behalf of GMB and UNITE
Unite and GMB members have been consulted on the outcome of the pay negotiations and have advised their respective unions that they overwhelmingly reject the proposals
The OCA agreement covers employees in the following companies offshore
- AMEC Foster Wheeler plc
- Aker Offshore Partner Ltd
- Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services UK Ltd
- Cape PLC
- Muehlhan Industrial Services Ltd
- Petrofac Facilities Management
- Sparrows Offshore Services Ltd
- Stork Technical Services
- Wood Group PSN Ltd
Of the 68 companies currently in the OCA, 56 are Associates. Please click on an Associate to find out more.
- ABB Engineering Services Ltd
- Adept Knowledge Management
- Aiken Group Ltd
- Altrad NSG Ltd
- Applus RTD Ltd
- Bluewater Services International Private Ltd
- Bureau Veritas
- CDS (Oil & Gas Services) Ltd
- CKT Projects Ltd
- Cegelec Oil & Gas UK
- Chubb Fire & Security Ltd
- Denholm MacNamee Ltd
- Doosan Babcock
- E M & I UK Ltd
- Fabricom Offshore Services
- Global Project (Services) Ltd
- Global Resource Management Ltd
- Honeywell Analytics Ltd
- ICR Integrity Ltd
- IRISNDT Ltd Heat Treatment Services
- Kaefer C & D Ltd
- Labtech Services Ltd
- Mattioli Woods plc
- McDonald Scaffolding (Services) Ltd
- Mercer Ltd
- Metco Services Ltd
- Motherwell Bridge Ltd
- NT Rix Scaffolding Ltd
- Navitas International Solutions Ltd
- Norisol Norge AS
- OIE Services Ltd
- Oleochem Project Management Ltd
- SGS United Kingdom Ltd
- SKN Electrical Services Ltd
- SPIE Ltd
- Scotgrip (UK) Ltd
- Scottish Enterprise
- Sonomatic Ltd
- Sulzer Wood Ltd
- Sureclean Ltd
- Teekay Petrojarl Production AS
- Tyco Fire & Integrated Solutions Ltd
- Web Rigging Services Ltd
- Whittaker Engineering (Stonehaven) Ltd
- Wipro UK Ltd
- Wood Group HR Ltd
- Wood Group Industrial Services
OCA Board of Directors
Below are details of the OCA’s Executives and Directors.
Paul Atkinson, chief executive of the OCA,
- Mr Alan Johnstone | AMEC Foster Wheeler plc
- Mr Andrew Ferguson | Petrofac Facilities Management
- Mr Craig Wiggins | Aker Offshore Partner Ltd
- Mr Erik-Jan Bijvank | Stork Technical Services Ltd
- Mr John Macdonald | Muehlhan Surface Protection Ltd
- Mr Michael Hockey | ECIA
- Mr Mick Herke | BEIS
- Mr Paul Birch | Wood Group PSN
- Mr Simon Hicks | Cape plc
Source OCA website
If you are an employee of a company who are part of the OCA agreement and work offshore and a fully paid up Unite the Union member you will be able to take part in the online consultative ballot , all members who have a current e – mail address have been sent the following e -mail and relevant paperwork attached.
Dear Member(Your Name),
OCA Pay and Conditions claim 2016/17 The outcome of the recent GMB/UNITE consultative ballot of the OCA employers offer was an overwhelming rejection to their proposed changes in your terms and conditions of employment.
UNITE and GMB Union Officials and Workplaces Reps have met again with the OCA employers and reiterated the serious concerns union members have about the negative impact of job losses, the move to 3/3 rotations and their opposition to any cuts in their pay.
The OCA employers have now formally responded to our representations. We attach the OCA letter for your consideration.
The OCA employers have now decided to withdraw their counter proposals but on the basis that the Unions set aside this year’s pay and conditions claim. This would in effect mean the status quo would prevail for this year’s pay and conditions claim.
We are now consulting you on this matter and would be grateful if you completed the online consultative ballot ASAP and return it no later than Thursday 15th December 2016.
Click here to vote in the ballot. [LINK}
You’ll need your unique ID:XXXXXXX
Please note that at the further talks with the OCA today we have agreed to meet early in the New Year to discuss matters of job security and the concerns you have about the H&S issues surrounding the 3/3 rotations.
We are also contacting ACAS about the review of the 3/3 rotas.
Tommy Campbell John Boland
Regional Officer Regional Officer
PS. Please don’t reply to this email.
If you have any queries about the ballot or if you have not received notification to vote please check your e – mails , in box and filters , Please do not hesitate to contact the Unite Aberdeen office:
on AberdeenStaff@unitetheunion.org or call 01224 645 271
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