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OCA Strike Looms After Ballot

Friday, June 30, 2017



Union says its time for the OCA and its client employers to get round the table and find a solution.

GMB members working for employers within the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) today voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action.

Ross Murdoch, GMB National Officer, said:

"GMB has long been saying that our members have got to the stage where enough is enough and this ballot result clearly sends a message to the OCA and their clients that they are sick to the back teeth of being down the pecking order in terms of the industries priorities.

"Our members have now decided that unless the OCA comes back to the table with an improved offer they are prepared to take industrial action.

"GMB members have played their part over the past few years seeing thousands of job losses and pay freezes and quite rightly want the offshore industry to recognise the sacrifices they have made.

"We have written to our members and to the employers today setting out the ballot results in full and will now consult on the next steps."


Contact: Ross Murdoch on 07796 263626 or GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at

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