OCA 'bargaining'

A couple of letters from members reflecting just what a joke and a con-job the OCA (so-called) agreement is.

Let us know how this farce is playing out in your company or installation.

Have or colleagues been 'consulted' or 'balloted'? What changes to pay and conditions are being forced onto you?

OCA: Deal or No Deal?

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Members have been sending in copies of the Memo put out by the OCA regarding the OCA Partnership Agreement for 2010-11. In the memo OCA talk about "offers" and "proposals" but then you get the line in bold writing that states; "The following increase in rates and allowances will take effect from 1st April 2010 and remain in force until 31st March 2011;"

'Take effect'?? So is it an offer, or a proposal, or are OCA imposing this increase on us? As this EiE goes to press we're not sure, but the…

Something positive

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Jake, just a few lines to say a big thank you to all the team at OILC-RMT. We spoke recently about providing help to a colleague who was called to a
disciplinary hearing In Aberdeen. The person concerned had only recently re-joined OILC after becoming frustrated by lack of support from Amicus. Even though the timing was very poor with Xmas/New Year holidays, you and the team offered support and advice prior to him attending the meeting, and then provided back up after when the dispute was…

Heads are down

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Will RMT/OILC be in the negotiations for the 2010 pay and conditions, or are we still lumbered with the useless GMB and UNITE? I think this is a stumbling block for getting more members out here. I am suffering a bit of bad moral at the moment, but not for long as the job is coming to an end. As for how many bodies in the union out here? - not many - maybe a handful. E is E goes up on the notice boards but they soon disappear. I don't know whether someone's taking it for a read or management is…

Impotent bullshitters

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An offshore worker's "open" letter to Wullie Wallace, Unite officer in charge of offshore.

Dear Wullie,
Hoping you can clarify some points in regards to this yea's OCA pay negotiations. Having read a copy of the letter that you circulated, there are a number of issues that need to be addressed.

1. What is the total number of UNITE members who responded to the 'consultative ballot'?

2. Unite say they were prepared to support industrial action. How can this be done when you are signed up to a NO…

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