20 August 2018, London — A 24-hour strike at Total’s Alwyn, Elgin and Dunbar offshore platforms started on Monday at 0500 GMT as planned, according to the Unite union, which is pushing for a revamp of working rotas.
Further strike dates to stop operations for 12 hours at a time are set for Sept. 3, Sept. 17, Oct. 1, Oct. 15 and Oct. 29.
A 12-hour strike on Aug. 13 contributed to a near 4 percent rise in prompt British wholesale gas prices.
Previous stoppages have had limited effect on oil supplies as they were mitigated by draws on stored crude. (Reporting by Shadia Nasralla, editing by Louise Heavens).