Offshore workers to vote on fresh OCA offer after earlier rejection

+ADw-p+AD4-The Offshore Contractor+IBk-s Association (OCA) has made a fresh pay offer to workers after an initial rejection earlier this year.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-Unite, RMT and the GMB unions will open consultative ballots next week, with a result expected on Wednesday.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-It+IBk-s after Unite and RMT rejected an offer +ADw-a href+AD0AIg- March+ADw-/a+AD4, with both unions saying they would engage in further talks.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-They did not specify what parts of the deal were considered unacceptable, with the terms being +IBw-confidential+IB0.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-The organisation has produced a video explaining the offer to workers, following the initial rejection in March +IBM see below.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-The OCA said the deal includes an increase to base pay and addresses concerns around security of employment.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-If accepted, the two-year deal will come into effect from August 1 this year until March 31 2020.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-The OCA represents several employers, including Petrofac and Aker Offshore.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-Unite, RMT and GMB+IBk-s consultative ballot will open on Monday and close at 12pm on Wednesday.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4APA-a href+AD0AIg- year+ADw-/a+AD4AoA-workers accepted a revised contract offer from the OCA, ending protracted talks which almost led to a strike.+ADw-/p+AD4
+ADw-p+AD4-Workers had been seeking better terms and conditions and had rejected a 2+ACU increase to wages.+ADw-/p+AD4

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