Prospect ballots Pilots at NHV Helicopters UK on industrial action over pay

10 November 2023

Prospect is currently balloting its pilot members on industrial action over pay at NHV Helicopters UK Ltd.

Operating out of bases in Aberdeen, Blackpool, and Norwich, NHV UK supports the transport of crews and loads to and from Oil and Gas platforms across the North and Irish Sea.

The ballot opened for Pilots at all bases last week and comes after NHV failed to make an acceptable pay offer despite months of negotiations and attempts at resolution through the ACAS conciliation service.

Jane Rose, Prospect Negotiations Officer said:

“Our Pilot members at NHV have been consistently clear through months of talks that the pay offer from NHV is not acceptable. It is unfortunate that NHV have not responded with a meaningful improvement that we can recommend to our members.

“Prospect remains open to meaningful discussions with the employer, but with the cost of living still rocketing, members’ feel their only option is to escalate the dispute in the hope that it brings NHV back to the table.”

Should members vote in favour of industrial action it could have significant consequences for North Sea operators and personnel in the lead up to, and over, the festive period.

The ballot runs until the 13 November 2023.

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