UK union says Petrofac workers to strike at Repsol, BP | Daily News Byte

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Dec 22 (Reuters) – Petrofac ( PFC.L ) workers working on Repsol ( REP.MC ) installations in the North Sea will take part in 48 hours of strike action from Thursday, Britain’s Unite labor union said.

Affected Repsol platforms include Arbroath, Oak, Blio Holm, Claymore, Clyde, Fulmar Alpha, Piper Bravo, Saltire, Tartan Alpha and Flota Oil Terminal, Unite added.

“The dispute centers on the removal of 10% equal time pay, pay rises below inflation, as well as Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) payments for medical, mileage and stand-in duty,” the union said in a statement.

In a separate dispute, Petrofac workers at BP ( BP.L ) will take strike action from Dec. 29-31 at installations including the Andrew, Clare, Clare Ridge, ETAP, and Glen Lyon floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facilities.

Clare Ridge can produce about 120,000 barrels per day (bpd) and the Glen Lyon FPSO vessel can process up to 130,000 bpd, according to BP’s website.

The Petrofac BP dispute involves 76 union members and centers on their work rotation, Unite said in a statement.

The action at the Repsol installation follows workers rejecting Petrofac’s latest pay offer by 79%, with 89% voting.

A further 48-hour strike will affect the Montrose platform from December 29-31, Unite added.

Reporting by Arundhati Sarkar and Swati Verma in Bengaluru; Edited by Alexander Smith

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