Workers employed by TotalEnergies on the Elgin Franklin and North Alwyn platforms and the Shetland Gas Plant in Scotland have accepted a 15.5% pay rise.
Around 70 of the employees, who are control room operators, mechanical, operations and production technicians, and engineers, voted to accept the pay offer.
The two-year deal consists of a 5.5% salary increase this year and 3% next year, along with a change to a three-weeks-on and four-weeks-off working rotation. This works out as a reduction of 12 days worked offshore for no loss of salary, which is worth 7%.
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According to trade union Unite, which represented the workers, TotalEnergies staff have been working different shift rotations of either three weeks on and three or four weeks off since 2018. It stated that they have wanted to change this for a few years.
Sharon Graham, general secretary at Unite, said: “Unite’s members working on TotalEnergies assets have secured a great new pay deal. This is yet another win for workers in the oil and gas sector.”
John Boland, regional officer at Unite, added: “Unite welcomes the improved pay offer by TotalEnergies which has now been overwhelmingly accepted by our members. The pay deal offers much needed security for our members. It also delivers an important change to the working lives of our members as we have succeeded in getting a better shift rotation. Getting rid of the three-weeks-on and three-weeks-off rotation has been a goal for Unite for years, and we are delighted to have achieved this result for our members.”
TotalEnergies has been contacted for comment prior to publication.