Shetland worker strike at Total gas plant called off

Unions have called off Friday's strike action which would have affected construction work on the new Total gas terminal in Shetland.

Members of the GMB and Unite unions had rejected an offer of extra money from Petrofac to compensate them for having to share accommodation.

Last minute negotiations took place.

Now officials from the GMB and Unite said industrial action had been suspended for next two weeks while they ballot the wider membership.

The construction project is due to be completed this summer.

The £3bn gas plant is next to the Sullom Voe terminal, which handles production from fields off Shetland.

The new adjacent gas plant is being built by the French company Total.

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