ITF backs RMT and Unite action and calls on Wood Group to compromise

ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) general secretary Steve Cotton has spoken out to back the RMT and Unite offshore workers taking industrial action in the North Sea.

Commenting on the near-100 percent vote for industrial action by the members of the two ITF unions working in North Sea oil and gas, he said: “Workers for Wood Group across Shell’s North Sea oil and gas platforms have overwhelmingly spoken. The company will now have to live with the consequences. Perhaps it will now see the need to reconsider its plans to slash the pay of these offshore workers, restrict their leave and increase their work – all on top of recent harmful redundancies.”
 
He continued: “Wood Group has gone way too far. For their good, the good of the workers and of everyone involved in the North Sea, they must now resume talks to pull back from their proposed cuts.”
 
ITF president Paddy Crumlin added: “The North Sea offshore industry can be a glowing example of how to get things right. Wood Group has undermined that and brought down on its heads the justified anger of its workers. Other operators respect their staff, Wood Group must too. Those workers and their trade unions have the full lawful support of the ITF.”
 

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MANOJ YADAV

788 Days Ago
Forward Seamen's Union of India on behalf of Indian Seafarers Express our full support to the RMT & Unite members working for Wood Group oil plateform against the unfair decision of pay cuts.
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Egyptian seafarer;s union

789 Days Ago
Egyptian seafarer's Union in behalf of Egyptian seafarer's Express our support & solidarity with RMT and unite Members working for wood Group against unfair decision for pay cuts .
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Carmen Donate

789 Days Ago
UGT express support (and solidarity) with North Sea Wood Group Oil Platform workers in strike. UGT demand that Wood Group Oil Plataform enter into negotiations with Unite and other Unions to reach a fair deal.
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Matthew Alalade

789 Days Ago
In Solidarity to strikers, from Nigeria Merchant Navy Officers.W.T.S.S.A
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KOUAME AMOIN PATRICIA

790 Days Ago
in my union we agree with your struggle and we support you
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DJEDJE-LI Mel Joachim

790 Days Ago
Solidarity to strikers, our comrades. United, we're strong and stronger
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SIKA MARIE-LOUISE

790 Days Ago
In Union we are more stronger and we support you
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DJEDJE-LI Mel Joachim

790 Days Ago
Solidarity to Wood Group. United, we're strong
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