The OCA employers and Bilfinger Salamis are refusing to pay for the costs of HSE endorsed CISRS CPD, an essential part of CISRS card renewal.
Unite is opposed to this. Our position is that:
There ought to be just one card - the CISRS card - for all scaffolders both onshore and offshore.
That there should be no dispensation for offshore employers and certainly not two different recognised qualifications.
Therefore, offshore employers ought to pay for this training in its entirety, including for accommodation and any loss of earnings.
Unite has opened formal dispute procedures with both the OCA and Bilfinger Salamis.
We will be mounting a full campaign for the employers to pay for all aspects CISRS card renewal.
The first step is to ensure we are ballot ready on this issue and for you to tell us your views on this subject.
By filling out this questionnaire we can ensure that:
Our records are up to date and,
We are absolutely clear about the membership position on this matter.
Please note, at this stage you do not have to be a member of Unite the Union to fill this out. We are looking for as many views from across the offshore scaffolding workforce as possible.