Offshore workers to strike at UK continental shelf

UK trades union Unite said on Friday March 10th that many Sparrows offshore services workers had voted to strike at dozens of platforms on the UK continental shelf, including those of oil majors BP and Shell.

About 150 Sparrows workers, across more than 20 oil and gas platforms, voted for strike as part of a pay dispute.

Last week, in separate dispute over pay and conditions , Unit announced that its Sparrows members working on BP’s Andrew, Clair, Clair Ridge, ETAP, Glen Lyon and Mungo installations had backed strike action.

The strike action will hit BP’s platforms from March 29th to June 7th in a series of 24, 48 and 72-hour stoppages, Unite. A continuous ban on overtime will also start on March 21st.

The industrial action will also hit a number of other major operators including Apache and Harbour Energy.