Our Ref: SH/14/2
19th February 2020
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – ODIA (OFFSHORE DIVING INDUSTRY AGREEMENT)
Having attended the road show meetings in Aberdeen, Newcastle and Southampton, the Regional Organiser has submitted a report for your union’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to consider.
After careful deliberations, the NEC has instructed that the following information must be gathered and placed back before it prior to the next meeting on 3rd March 2020:-
- Taxation – What can divers claim tax relief on? Can a definitive list be provided?
- Pensions – Can divers argue that pension contributions from employers include saturation pay element?
- Seek definitive legal opinion on employment status and application of the TU Act 2016 so that any potential dispute might be structured and lawful given the complexities of our day rate agreement and contractual relationships.
These questions have been put to our experts in these fields and I will keep you advised of further developments.