Unite said negotiations with the OCA began in January 2018, with several previous offers rejected. All 2,500 Unite members covered by the OCA agreement work within the UKCS. Unite`s negotiations with the OCA began in January 2018, with several previous offers rejected. The union and its stewards OCA-Shops had recommended accepting the latest salary offer from their offshore affiliation. As early as November, Unite confirmed that the “vast majority” of the 2,500 members covered by the OCA agreement had voted in favour of union action. The votes on trade union actions followed the rejection of an OCA wage offer in July by Unite`s offshore membership in an advisory vote. An online consultation vote was opened on Monday, December 17, 2018 and closed on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Unite had recommended accepting the salary offer. The revised december 2018 wage offer consisted of a proposed increase in the D1 hourly rate on the basis of a Category B craftsman of 4.8 per cent for 2019 and 4 per cent for 2020.
Unite the union today (Wednesday 13 December) has confirmed that its 2,500 members covered by the Association of Offshore Contractors (OCA) are expected to vote this week on a new salary offer after constructive discussions with all OCA contractors. An online advisory vote will open on Monday, December 17, 2018 and end on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 with Unite`s recommendation to accept the wage offer. “In this time of considerable political turbulence, we know that many offshore employees will welcome these financial guarantees. This offer will bring stability to the North Sea and give us time to strengthen our long-term partnership with unions that will make improvements to the entire sector. The Offshore Contractors Association represents companies providing offshore activities in the UK. Full members include Aker Solutions Ltd, Brand Energy – Infrastructure Services UK Ltd, Cape PLC, Muehlhan Industrial Services Ltd, Petrofac Facilities Management, Sparrows Offshore Services Ltd, Stork Technical Services, Wood and Worley Parsons. Unite the union today (Tuesday, January 8) confirmed that its 2,500 members, covered by the Association of Offshore Contractors (OCA), have accepted the revised salary offer after an online vote with a turnout of 71 percent.