Aberdeen-based offshore catering firm ESS Support Services Worldwide has announced plans to cut dozens of jobs due to a “dramatic decrease” in demand.
Catering firm Entier is making "ad hoc" offshore staff members redundant due to a “significant reduction” in demand for its services on oil rigs.
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.
The boss of oil and gas catering firm Entier said yesterday he was positive about the future, despite profits more than halving in 2018.
Norwegian union bosses have highlighted concerns to the PSA (Petroleum Safety Authority) over sharp cuts to catering staff offshore.
A new chief financial officer has joined the team of Sodexo ahead of the departure of its current boss.
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.