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RMT union to ballot over offshore action

The RMT union is to ballot offshore members over industrial action.

The union said it was as a result of concern about a range of issues including staffing levels, shift patterns and pay.

General secretary Mick Cash said the RMT would be working with sister unions.

Last month, GMB Scotland announced that a consultative ballot on possible strike action by North Sea contract workers was to be held.

The Offshore Contractors Association previously said it was a challenging time for the North Sea oil and gas industry.

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