Oil giant Total’s attempt to justify planned offshore rota changes was “arrogant, cynical and patronising”, a union boss has said.
RMT regional organiser Jake Molloy said a recent study showed three week, equal time rotas were “detested” by workers.
Total’s offshore staff are represented by Unite, not RMT, but Mr Molloy said he spoke up because many of his union’s members are employees at North Sea contractors. He believes operators’ decisions can influence contractors.
In an internal memo, Total’s UK managing director said the shifts would be “more efficient” and pledged to give crew a “fair pay rise”.