North Sea

Serving up home foods in the North Sea

Mackie’s ice creams have been served in some unusual locations over the years, from Blair Drummond Safari Park and Edinburgh Zoo all the way through to the far-flung corners of South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. But maybe nowhere quite as unusual as an oil rig out in the North Sea.

Oil & Gas

Offshore caterers to vote on strike action over pay deal “U-turn”

Offshore caterers will vote on strike action after employers went back on a pay deal. Union bosses yesterday accused offshore catering companies of refusing “point blank” to honour a 1.3% pay raise that had been agreed for this year. The Unite union said the position held by the Catering Offshore Trade Association (COTA), which represents six offshore catering firms, had left it with no choice and advised its members to vote in favour of strike action.