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Rig workers no to cooked up deal

Issue No. 2211

Catering workers on rigs in the North Sea have rejected a pay offer and paid leave proposals.

The Caterers Offshore Trade Association offered the 1,600 RMT and Unite union members a pay rise of 1.95 percent and 21 days’ leave.

Some 71 percent voted against the deal. They will ballot for strikes if they do not receive an improved offer.

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Tue 20 Jul 2010, 18:40 BST
Issue No. 2211
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