Workers At Total’s UK Oil Platforms Stage Strike Over Rotas

Workers at three of Total’s British offshore oil and gas platforms went ahead with a 12-hour strike on July 30, a spokesman for Unite said, with further industrial action planned if no agreement on new rotas is reached.

The strike by 45 workers at the Alwyn, Elgin and Dunbar platforms in the North Sea began at 11:00 GMT. It followed a 24-hour stoppage at the same sites July 23 but stored crude cushioned against any immediate oil supply disruption.

Britain’s largest labor union Unite has also scheduled 24-hour stoppages on Aug. 6 and 20 and a 12-hour strike on Aug. 13 if it is unable agree new rotas with Total.

No formal talks with Total were currently planned, Unite said.