Trade Unions refuse to engage in constructive discussions with the OCA

Paul Atkinson, CEO of the Offshore Contractors Association said: “We are extremely disappointed that the trade unions appear unwilling to engage on the issues which are so important to their members.

“Our priority has always been to find ways of avoiding any disruption.

“We approached our meeting today as a constructive opportunity to take the next step in bringing this dispute to a resolution.

“We believe that the OCA has acted as a fair negotiator throughout this process and that our approach balances the needs of employees with the requirements of business.

“Industrial action will only serve to make investment in the North Sea less attractive and jeopardise the long-term future of the industry.

“We remain firmly committed to doing all we can to find a lasting solution to this dispute.”


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