BP’s plans to reduce its North Sea headcount by 600 will come as a “hammer blow” to staff members and contractors alike, a union boss has said.
Jake Molloy, regional organiser for the RMT union, said was speaking after the oil giant informed employees about the cuts on Tuesday morning.
Mr Molloy said: “It’s devastating news. We anticipated a reduction with the shift changes and activity levels dropping off, but 600 is beyond anything we’d expected.
“It’s more bad news on top of a never ending flow of bed news. We knew it would be tough coming into 2016. This will come as a hammer blow for BP staff and contractors.”