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Shetland Gas Plant. Photo: Shetland News

MEMBERS of the Unite union working at Shetland Gas Plant for operator TotalEnergies have “emphatically backed strike action”.

Unite industrial officer John Clark said the union is now “trying to find a resolution through negotiation with the company and talks are being arranged to find a positive resolution to the dispute”.

“However, TotalEnergies should now be under no illusions regarding the resolve and determination of our members,” he added.

Around 30 workers at the gas plant were balloted on strike action last month.

It comes amid winder industrial action in the offshore sector. Unite said around 1,200 contractors resumed 48-hour strike action earlier this week in a dispute over jobs, pay and conditions.

This action has hit operators including Apache, BP, Harbour Energy, EnQuest, Ithaca, Repsol, Shell and TAQA.

A spokesperson for TotalEnergies said the company was disappointed with the results of the recent ballot at the gas plant.

“We remain fully committed to open and constructive dialogue with Unite as we continue to work towards a resolution that is acceptable to all parties and which avoids any disruption to UK energy supply,” they added.

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