A new offer, accepted by 86% of Unite members, will see the reinstatement of 10% on their salary, with new retention bonuses worth 15%

Unite members have yesterday (Wednesday 12th July) voted to ended their industrial action after winning the reinstatement of the 10% cut made to their salaries in 2015.

Around 120 Unite members had taken 4 days of strike action in May and June and were carrying out an overtime ban on the Cormorant Alpha, North Cormorant, and Tern Alpha platforms.

These workers will now see their salaries increased by a further 6% (4% received already), and have also won an additional 15% retention bonus, which could see a total increase for some of up to 25% this year.

Unite General Secretary, Sharon Graham, said: “The hard work and tenacity of our members has paid off with a victory that will see our members reclaim their earnings from oil & gas giants, taken from them in 2015.”

“This is just one example of how Unite is turning the tide against worsening employment in the UK and fighting back for our members jobs, pay and conditions. We are extremely proud of our members in Wood TAQA who have taken this stand, and congratulate them on their well-earned victory which will see some take home an additional 25% this year.”

Unite Scotland’s Industrial Officer, John Boland, said: “After a hard-fought dispute, our Unite members have achieved their aim of getting the 10% removed from them in 2015 back.”

“For some that could increase to 25% with our achievement of an unprecedented 15% retention bonus for those members on installations that are coming to the end of their operating life."

“Our reps and members should be proud of the solidarity and commitment they have shown during this dispute.”


Notes to Editor
Unite Scotland is the country’s biggest and most diverse Trade Union, with around 150,000 members. The Union is led in Scotland by Derek Thomson.