Orsted Energy workers to strike for four days

Orsted Energy workers to strike for four days

21 September 2022

RMT Press Office:

RMT members at Orsted Energy in Barrow upon Furness and Birkenhead will take two 48 hour stoppages in a row over pay.

Strike action will take place on 23-24 September and 30th September and 1st of October.  

The dispute is over a paltry pay offer of 3.5% from Orsted bosses, amounting to a real terms pay cut with inflation rapidly rising. 

Orsted have done little to help settle the dispute, by refusing to meet the union to even discuss the matter.

The company made 766 million Euros (£664m) in profit as of April this year and can easily afford a pay rise which begins to address the escalating cost of living crisis.  

In a separate trade dispute with Orsted Energy, RMT members have also voted overwhelmingly for industrial action over the victimisation of a fellow worker. 

The RMT member has been subject to detrimental treatment by Orsted, after reporting health and safety concerns, which were subject to a health and safety executive investigation. 

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "The obscene profits being made at Orsted show that this dispute could be settled if the company sat down with the union and negotiated in good faith. 

"Instead, they are trying to shut out the RMT and our members will not stand for it.  

"Orsted workers take pride in the vital work they do but they will not be made poorer by a company that could give them a cost of living pay rise tomorrow." 



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