Threatened with dismissal when their company was taken over by Borr Drilling, a deputation of Paragon staff from Beverwijk (NL) held a demonstration on 13 July in front of the Borr Drilling office in Oslo. The demonstration was organised together with maritime trade union Nautilus International.
The protesters handed over a petition with signatures to Borr Drilling’s CEO Tor Olav Troim and Director Fredrik Halvorsen. They demand a good social plan.
According to Nautilus spokesperson Bert Klein, Borr Drilling is engaging in social dumping: “A company that wants to present itself as a world player should also adopt that attitude when it comes the dismissal employees. Incidentally, we also still doubt the usefulness and necessity of these redundancies and there are good reasons to speak of social dumping. A company that recently invested more than one billion US dollars fails to offer its employees a good Social Plan, supposedly because it does not have sufficient resources? That is too crazy for words!”