TotalEnergies workers have agreed a new pay offer and a change in working patterns today (27 June).
Unite confirmed that around 70 of the union’s members voted to accept the improved two-year deal – equating to a 15.5% wage increase – for those based on the Elgin Franklin and North Alwyn platforms, as well as those at the Shetland Gas plant.
The agreement includes a 5.5% salary rise this year, followed by 3% next year. Employees’ working rotation will also change to three weeks on and four weeks off. This will mean 12 fewer days worked offshore with no salary reduction, and is worth 7%.
Staff at the French multinational company who are set to benefit from the pay rise include operations, mechanical and production technicians, engineers and control room operators.
Unite general secretary Sharon Graham 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 secured by Unite. It demonstrates that in this cost-of-living crisis, Unite continues to deliver better jobs, pay and conditions for our members.”
TotalEnergies staff have had different shift rotations for the past five years, with many staff working three weeks on and three weeks off.
John Boland, Unite regional officer, added: “Unite welcomes the improved pay offer by TotalEnergies which has now been overwhelmingly accepted by our members. The pay deal worth 15.5% over two years 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 hated 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.”