Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2017 – OCA

Our Ref: SH/0001/OCA

 

5th July 2017

 

Dear Colleague.

 

Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2017 – OCA

 

Referring to our previous correspondence, the ballot of you and your colleagues working for the OCA companies has concluded. It is with deep regret I have to inform you that the ballot is invalid because the new legal thresholds for ballots have not been reached, with the exception of Muelhan Industrial Services Ltd.

 

This is because of the current anti-trade union laws which severely restrict trade unions that were made worse under the Trade Union Act 2016. The thresholds are 50% of those eligible to vote and that 40% of them have to vote ‘Yes’ for strike action and action short of a strike. The results are as follows:-

 

AKER SOLUTIONS LTD

 

Are you prepared to Strike Action?

 

Votes Cast:                         30.3%

Number Voting ‘Yes’:     70.0%

Number Voting ‘No’: 30.0%

 

Are you prepared to take Action short of Strike Action?

 

Votes Cast:                         30.3%

Number Voting ‘Yes’:     100%

Number Voting ‘No’:  0%

 

AMEC FOSTER WHEELER GROUP LTD

 

Are you prepared to Strike Action?

 

Votes Cast:                         45.9%

Number Voting ‘Yes’:     82.1%

Number Voting ‘No’:  17.9%

 

Are you prepared to take Action short of Strike Action?

 

Votes Cast:                         44.3%

Number Voting ‘Yes’:     88.9%

Number Voting ‘No’:  11.1%

 

CAPE INDUSTRIAL SERVICES LTD

 

Are you prepared to Strike Action?

 

Votes Cast:                         41.5%

Number Voting ‘Yes’:     100%

Number Voting ‘No’:  0%

 

Are you prepared to take Action short of Strike Action?

 

Votes Cast:                         39.6%

Number Voting ‘Yes’:     95.2%

Number Voting ‘No’:  4.8%

 

MUELHAN INDUSTRIAL SERVICES LTD

 

Are you prepared to Strike Action?

 

Votes Cast:                         100%

Number Voting ‘Yes’:     66.7%

Number Voting ‘No’:  33.3%

 

Are you prepared to take Action short of Strike Action?

 

Votes Cast:                         100%

Number Voting ‘Yes’:     100%

Number Voting ‘No’:  0%

 

PETROFAC FACILITIES MANAGEMENT UK

 

Are you prepared to Strike Action?

 

Votes Cast:                         13.2%

Number Voting ‘Yes’:     100%

Number Voting ‘No’:  0%

 

Are you prepared to take Action short of Strike Action?

 

Votes Cast:                         13.2%

Number Voting ‘Yes’:     100%

Number Voting ‘No’:  0%

 

SPARROWS OFFSHORE SERVICES LTD

 

Are you prepared to Strike Action?

 

Votes Cast:                         45.2%

Number Voting ‘Yes’:     71.4%

Number Voting ‘No’:  28.6%

 

Are you prepared to take Action short of Strike Action?

 

Votes Cast:                         45.2%

Number Voting ‘Yes’:     85.7%

Number Voting ‘No’:  14.3%

 

STORK TECHNICAL (RGB) LTD

 

Are you prepared to Strike Action?

 

Votes Cast:                         32.9%

Number Voting ‘Yes’:     96.4%

Number Voting ‘No’:  3.6%

 

Are you prepared to take Action short of Strike Action?

 

Votes Cast:                         32.9%

Number Voting ‘Yes’:     96.4%

Number Voting ‘No’:  3.6%

 

WOOD GROUP UK LTD

 

Are you prepared to Strike Action?

 

Votes Cast:                         49.6%

Number Voting ‘Yes’:     82.1%

Number Voting ‘No’:  17.9%

 

Are you prepared to take Action short of Strike Action?

 

Votes Cast:                         49.6%

Number Voting ‘Yes’:     92.3%

Number Voting ‘No’:  7.7%

 

As you can see the ‘Yes’ votes have met the 40% thresholds but the overall turnout for each ballot has not met the 50% threshold, excluding Muelhan Industrial Services Ltd.

 

There is to be a series of meetings taking place very shortly to discuss this matter and I will keep you advised of further developments.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Mick Cash

General Secretary