48-hour strike for service engineers employed in Aberdeen port

+ADw-p+AD4-A key group of service engineers employed at Aberdeen port went on strike today in a dispute over pay.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-Workers in Newcastle and Portsmouth are also taking part in the 48 hour industrial action.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-The move is understood to involve 12 people across the three locations.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-They are employed by+AKA-global shipping logistics and maintenance outfit MacGregor.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-Micky Thompson, regional organiser at the RMT trade union, said workers were unhappy that new terms and conditions had been introduced without consultation.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-The changes are understood to have included a 2+ACU pay rise.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-MacGregor, a subsidiary of Cargotec, provides+AKA-cargo and load handling services to the marine and offshore industries.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-The company has been contacted for comment.+ADw-/p+AD4

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