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Talks to avert industrial action at Shetland's Total gas plant

Talks aimed at staving off the threat of industrial action involving staff building the Total gas plant in Shetland are taking place.

Members of the Unite and GMB unions want additional payments for travelling time and for having to share bedrooms.

The company behind the project, Petrofac, said it is prepared to make concessions in an effort to avoid disruption.

The talks are taking place in Aberdeen.

The £3b 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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