A union boss has said the extension of the UK furlough scheme comes “too late” for thousands of lost jobs in the North Sea oil industry.
North Sea oil industry workers are anticipated to make up the lion’s share of those using the furlough scheme within the UK energy sector.
Many North Sea oilfield service firms are being left in a “desperate situation” over whether to axe staff or pay mounting maintenance costs to keep them on furlough.
Any moves to scale back the UK Government furlough scheme would be “absolutely disastrous” for the North Sea oil and gas sector, an Aberdeen union boss has warned.
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University chiefs have hailed a “resurgence” in applications to oil and gas courses in Aberdeen following a sharp drop during the downturn.
An American-style hardball approach to contracts and working conditions is rising among North Sea firms, according to a top employment lawyer.
New measures set out by the UK Government to increase gender equality have been firmly welcomed by the sector, but Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) warned there was "still more work to be done" to improve diversity.
Oil and Gas UK has said the industry is potentially facing a staff shortage as activity grows in the North Sea.
New “T-Levels” are to be introduced as part of a fresh bid to give technical training equal standing to academic education, the Chancellor has confirmed.