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Offshore catering strike possible with consultative ballot over pay

Industrial action is possible after the association of offshore caterers pulled out of an agreement to give workers a pay rise this year.

The Caterers Offshore Trade Association (Cota) had agreed with unions to give a 2% increase.

The Unite union is now to carry out a consultative ballot of its members.

Cota said it was retracting the second year of a two-year pay deal in an endeavour to secure jobs in the industry going forward.

It said it now awaited the outcome of the Unite ballot.

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