Subsea 7 Ballot

We report that the recent Subsea 7 referendum ballot asking the question “would you be prepared to take industrial action in pursuit of a collective agreement covering all disciplines not presently covered by the ODIA agreement” has returned a resounding 85% voting YES.

The union now seeks early talks with the company. In the meantime please look for updates on this website and contribute to the comments below from Subsea 7 employees.

Right to Strike?

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I am at present floating as a sub eng for Subsea 7. My last posting was West Africa. I am in favour of strike action to stand up for the rights of the mass workforce. However 1 see problems arising from the fact we work in small unit.

A: We can easily be substituted with another squad.

B: Unless all members of the team on board the vessel are union members willing to take action then work will progress unhindered and the…

Agency worker speaks

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My main role is as a dive tech on DSVs. I actually work through an agency and I have had very little to complain about over the last 5 1/2 years.

I used to work for ISS, but got so fed up with the pettiness of the bosses spending pounds to save pennies, and always to my detriment, that I voted with my feet. Within a week of joining the agency I was on a far better rate and better conditions than I had been on the ISS project.

Subsea 7's No 1 asset

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We have been discussing Subsea7's silence. Some sort of response to the open letter would be polite even if it said "Butt out peasants" The general opinion here is it was sneered at and deleted. It makes me wonder if it was received at the right level of management. Did we fire it off to the right person? Has it been sent to someone who has actually got the balls to reply? Has it been read at the highest level?

I find the…

Subsea Foreign Workers

Subsea Foreign Workers

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I and several other members were not balloted, and I would be interested to know how members were selected for ballot.

I personally would not like to strike, as I feel this would merely drive clients away from SS7 to other ROV companies, most of whom seem to treat their employees even worse.

As for employing foreign workers, most of Subsea7s operations are not in the North Sea, so it’s a bit rich us complaining about foreign…

Subsea 7 Show Contempt

Subsea 7 Show Contempt

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Sadly it does not surprise me that Subsea7 choose to treat RMT with the same contempt that they are showing towards what has been a very dedicated and committed workforce over many years.

It disappoints me to see that the present layer of upper management, which has been in place for a relatively short period of time, appear to have no concept of the ill feeling and despondency that their present policies are generating…

Subsea 7 joining up!

Subsea 7 joining up!

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I am currently employed with Subsea 7 as an ROV Pilot Technician on a pipelay vessel. We are currently working in the Gulf of Mexico offshore of the United States, we are due to shortly return to work from Brazil. Our work scope for the next year involves us working out of Brazil, Angola and the US. I have been employed by Subsea 7 for the last 3 years, with the last 12 months being a 'salaried' employee, and the previous 2…

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