North Sea oil strikers want your messages of support!

Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes — By on July 28, 2016 at 11:39 PM
Activists occupy Shell's London offices. Photo: RMT

Activists occupy Shell’s London offices. Photo: RMT

North Sea oil strikers want to hear from you – that’s the message the ITF is delivering to its unions after an appeal from the RMT and Unite the Union, whose members are challenging an employer trying to slash their wages.

28/07/2016 – The ITF has publicly backed those working for Wood Group on Shell’s North Sea oil and gas platforms and sent a message of support, and now it’s inviting unions to send theirs too.

In the ITF’s letter to the strikers, general secretary Steve Cotton said: “You have voted overwhelmingly to resist Wood Group’s plans, and justice is on your side. Offshore oil and gas are two of the keystones of the economy. As the people helping bringing it into use, you deserve a return for your work. We commend the stand you are taking, and promise that you aren’t taking it alone. The whole ITF is behind you and ready to support you.”

RMT general secretary Mick Cash explained that the strikers are solid and determined as they kick off a campaign of industrial action in response to a savage attack on pay and working conditions.

Unite regional organiser John Boland added that this is the first strike in the North Sea in a generation. He stated that the oil and gas sector is a global industry and the workers are encouraged and heartened by the growing level of support and solidarity shown by workers and unions across the sector and beyond, from as far away as Mexico, Norway, Germany and the United States.

Your messages of support are welcomed by the striking workers. Please send them to M.Carden@rmt.org.uk – and why not also share them here using the Post your comment button above?

North Sea oil strikers want to hear from you – that’s the message the ITF is delivering to its unions after an appeal from the RMT and Unite the Union, whose members are challenging an employer trying to slash their wages.
28/07/2016
The ITF has publicly backed those working for Wood Group on Shell’s North Sea oil and gas platforms and sent a message of support, and now it’s inviting unions to send theirs too.

In the ITF’s letter to the strikers, general secretary Steve Cotton said: “You have voted overwhelmingly to resist Wood Group’s plans, and justice is on your side. Offshore oil and gas are two of the keystones of the economy. As the people helping bringing it into use, you deserve a return for your work. We commend the stand you are taking, and promise that you aren’t taking it alone. The whole ITF is behind you and ready to support you.”

RMT general secretary Mick Cash explained that the strikers are solid and determined as they kick off a campaign of industrial action in response to a savage attack on pay and working conditions.

Unite regional organiser John Boland added that this is the first strike in the North Sea in a generation. He stated that the oil and gas sector is a global industry and the workers are encouraged and heartened by the growing level of support and solidarity shown by workers and unions across the sector and beyond, from as far away as Mexico, Norway, Germany and the United States.

Your messages of support are welcomed by the striking workers. Please send them to M.Carden@rmt.org.uk – and why not also share them here using the Post your comment button above?

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