UK: Nautilus, RMT, Unite and FNV protest social dumping at Borr Drilling
Threatened with dismissal when their company was taken over by Borr Drilling, a deputation of Paragon staff from Beverwijk (NL) held a demonstration on 26 July in front of the Borr Drilling office in Aberdeen, Scotland. The demonstration was a joint action of Nautilus International, RMT, Unite and FNV.
The protesting unions sought to hand over a petition with signatures to Borr Drilling’s director North Sea Darren Sutherland. 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!”