The revised pay offer was given the nod after 54% of members voted to accept.
Industrial action had looked on the cards when members voted to strike after rejecting a previous offer from the OCA in June 2017.
Ross Murdoch, GMB National Officer, said: “GMB welcomes the result – which means a better pay deal for members.
“However the narrow margin of the yes vote – along with a similar close ballot by our sister union Unite – should highlight to the offshore contractors that they still have a dissatisfied workforce.
“GMB members had voted in favour of industrial action on the previous OCA offer.
“Therefore, as we now move towards the 2018-19 pay negotiations, GMB calls on the OCA and its signatory employers to recognise this, and come up with a meaningful offer that reflects a rising cost of living.”
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19 Sept 2017