Oil Further North Sea strike talks today Written by The Energy Advocate on September 13, 2018 More in Oil: Russian cyberwar could strike North Sea September 19, 2018 Russia and Saudi commit to long-term cooperation pledge September 18, 2018 Petrobras to boost 2019 production September 18, 2018 Unite and Total will take part in negotiations, held by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbritration Service (ACAS) to determine whether strike action will take place in the North Sea. The discussions come after 95% of Total’s workers on Elgin, Alwyn and Dunbar platforms “emphatically rejected” a pay deal proposed earlier this week. Strikes have been suspended while negotiations take place, although Unite has said 12-hour stoppages will take place on September 17 and October 1, 15 and 29 is the ACAS talks are not successful. The dispute is based on Total’s plans to implement a three week on, three weeks off (3/3) working rota on platforms. At the announcement of the ballot earlier this week, Unite regional officer Wullie Wallace said Total management needs to “seriously revise their strategy”.