Union official says contractor employees’ first move will be legal steps, but action not ruled out
Workers to challenge BP North Sea cost-cutting plans
Plans by energy giant BP to make cost-cutting moves on its North Sea platforms are to be challenged by contractor employees, it emerged yesterday.
One union official, Jake Molloy, said the first move would be legal steps and there could even be the possibility of industrial action if BP did not rethink.
Mr Molloy, regional organiser for the RMT union in Aberdeen, said that several hundred people employed offshore by contractors such as Wood Group, Salamis and Cape could see cuts in their pay packages by between 10% and 20% from October 1.
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