Wood Group braces for more North Sea rig strikes

Two UK trade unions have announced the dates for further strike actions taken against Wood Group on rigs in the North Sea.

Already 48-hour and 24-hour strikes have been held on seven Shell-operated platforms – the first strikes seen on North Sea rigs for 30 years.

Now Wood Group will have to brace for an escalation in the pay row dispute with the six rigs set for three strikes in a two-week period later this month and one – the Brent Charlie – planning a total of six work stoppages.

Aberdeen-based Wood Group provides maintenance and construction to Shell.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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