Speaking ahead of the 48-hour industrial action involving a number of its North Sea platforms – due to start at 0630 hrs today – Shell has again called on the Wood Group and its workers to resolve the dispute.
A Shell spokesman said: “Today’s industrial action, which has been called by Unite and the RMT, is deeply disappointing.
“The UK oil and gas industry is facing an unprecedented challenge with the lower oil price environment and structural change is needed if the North Sea is to remain competitive.
“Shell’s priority is to ensure the safety of all personnel and assets during this period of industrial action.
“We would encourage Wood Group management and employees to continue in their discussions so that a resolution may be reached which halts this industrial action.”
Planned stoppages on Nelson and Shearwater platforms to undertake maintenance have commenced and are expected to last until early next week.
See also: 3 Aug 2016
N. Sea oil workers to hold 48-hr strike on Shell platforms over proposed Wood Group pay cuts