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Gas plant strike postponed

Shetland Gas Plant. Photo: Shetland News

STRIKE action at Shetland Gas Plant has been postponed for a week to allow further talks to take place.

The twenty four hour industrial action will now take place on 30 July.

Around 30 Unite members voted in favour of the strike in response to operator Total’s plans to change the two weeks on, three weeks off rota at the gas plant to three on, three off, with compensation for the lost down time.

According to the oil giant, the change is to rationalise varying shift patterns in its diverse North Sea operations.

Planned strike action by workers on Total’s Alwyn, Dunbar and Elgin platforms, however, is still set to go ahead from 23 July.

 

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