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OCG “strongly” backs Wood Group employees 48-hour strike

The Offshore Coordinating Group said it “strongly” backs the strike action being taken by workers in dispute with Wood Group over changes to pay and conditions.

The group, which was set up across a number of unions in the wake of the oil downturn, said it was “essential” Wood Group returned to negotiations with an “open mind” in order to prevent further strike action going ahead.

North Sea workers voted overwhelmingly last month in favour of industrial action for the first time in more than 28 years.

Steve Doran, of the OCG and Nautilus International, said: “The OCG strongly supports this strike action and is hugely disappointed that the Wood Group’s unreasonable and provocative approach to negotiations has rendered it inevitable. The unions asked for management’s current proposals to be removed for a period of time to facilitate meaningful dialogue. The Wood…

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