Workers on the Sullom Voe Terminal in Shetland have voted in favour of strike motion.
Unite the Union stated 94% of those that took half in a poll have “taken an emphatic stand” following a dispute with operator EnQuest over phrases and circumstances, together with the pensions.
John Bolan, Unite’s regional industrial officer, described EnQuest proposals as “brutal” and stated a sequence of strike motion dates will probably be introduced “imminently”.
Enquest took over the working of the oil and gasoline terminal from BP in December 2017.
An organization spokeswoman stated that they had been notified of the outcomes of the poll and added: “Although dissatisfied with the outcomes, we absolutely respect the end result of the poll and will probably be searching for additional quick dialogue to resolve this dispute with out the necessity for industrial motion.
“It stays the corporate’s desire that EnQuest and Unite discover a mutually acceptable decision to this dispute, however we’re focussed on readying our enterprise continuity provisions to minimise any potential disruption to our operations at Sullom Voe Terminal.”
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The firm added that its provisions embody “utilizing exterior service suppliers” and redeploying workers from different belongings of the corporate, ought to industrial motion happen.
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