Oca Agreement 2019

Boland said the abolition of the agreement would 「inevitably」 increase costs, as more contractual agreements would have to be negotiated to fill the gap. The unions said that the OCA companies had agreed not to leave the agreement until 30 June in order to allow for further discussions on the future of the federation or 「a kind of replacement」. Unite Scotland reacted angrily today (11 May) to the failure of talks with trade unions and the Part of the Association of Offshore Contractors (OCA). The union said 「all options are on the table」 to protect the existing industry-wide agreement. Unite, the largest offshore union, launched the 「Keep the North Sea Safe – Cuts Cost Lives」 campaign in March in response to the OcA`s announcement to dismantle a collective agreement covering the terms of some 7,000 workers. The agreement covers a peak of 10,000 workers during the summer fallow. Eight major oil companies are part of the OCA companies, including Aker Solutions, Altrad, Brand, Muilhlhan, Petrofac, Stork, Wood Group and Worley. Unite Regional Officer John Boland said he hoped OCPA could be kept alive and that other contractors could be encouraged to register. However, Mr. Boland acknowledged that there was a real threat that the current members of the OCA would announce the declaration of the agreement in June. Following today`s discussions, Unite was informed that the association would now terminate the decades-long Offshore Contractors (OCPA) partnership agreement in June. The union also criticised the OCA for ignoring an investigation commissioned by Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), which showed that its own members appreciated the current agreement, but instead decided to terminate the contract on cost grounds.

The OCA now intends to advance specific agreements, but at Unite`s insistence, these contractors refused to confirm that they would comply with current wage rates and existing codes of conduct for the sector. Pat Rafferty, Scotland`s secretary of Unite, said: 「The OCA`s decision to denounce the current industry-wide agreement is a massive setback in the offshore sector. It will threaten security, employment, pay and trivialization. Unite will consult with our members and we will take all necessary measures to maintain their terms and conditions. All options are on the table. We also requested a delay in any decision on the sending time due to the Covid 19 crisis, but the OCA directly refused. This is a shameful move on the part of offshore suppliers, which will lead to greater instability and uncertainty in this sector at the worst possible time. An online advisory vote will begin on Monday, December 17, 2018 and end on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 with Unite`s recommendation to accept the wage offer, Unite said. The OCA began in 1995 and negotiates the agreement on behalf of employers with the Unite and GMB unions. The new agreement, introduced in December 2018, outlined a proposed increase of 4.8% for 2019 and 4% for 2020. The proposed rates of pay (2019/20) consist of a proposed increase in the D1 hourly rate based on a Category B craftsman of 4.8% for 2019 and 4% for 2020, as Unite announced on Thursday.