AMSTERDAM, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Employees at BP’s Rotterdam refinery, which is at the moment offline, is not going to assist restart operations except their wage calls for are met, union leaders mentioned on Monday.
The corporate mentioned on Saturday it anticipated to have the refinery again on line “early” this week after an unspecified technical downside.
Union chief Jaap Bosma of the CNV union recognized the issue that impacted the refinery as a lack of steam.
He mentioned that staff would assist repair the ensuing issues, however they’d not help to renew refining operations except a brand new Wednesday midday ultimatum isn’t met.
“We are going to assist resolve the issues till the amenities are able to be restarted, after which we’ll cease, that is our intention,” he mentioned.
BP couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
Employees on the refinery started a “work to rule” motion at midday on Nov. 14 after failure to agree on a brand new contract that has been below negotiation since April.
Employees are looking for a pay package deal representing a 9.5% enhance, citing present Dutch inflation charges above 14%, whereas administration has supplied a package deal together with a 5% enhance and a one-off 4,000 euro ($4,092.80) bonus.
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Reporting by Toby Sterling; Modifying by Toby Chopra and Louise Heavens
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