Union signs agreement with BRINDEX operators to work together on job security and energy policy.
“The just transition commission has been running for years. The commission has consumed more buffets at lunch time than they have created jobs. The jobs in the Scottish energy transition are all being done halfway round the world.”
Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar says the party would honour any new oil and gas licences granted in the near future, including for the controversial Rosebank field.
The GMB Union has posed questions to Labour on its UK energy policy, including the message for thousands of offshore workers in Aberdeen and north-east England who would be impacted.
The majority of UK North Sea assets are being dismantled in Britain, new figures have revealed amid concerns of overseas yards winning decommissioning work.
Leaders from across the energy sector praised measures outlined in the Queen’s Speech to accelerate renewables and net zero efforts, but decried a lack of efficiency measures and short-term support for consumers.
The UK Government’s new British Energy Security Strategy must ensure that low-carbon infrastructure is built in the UK, according to energy trade groups and unions.
Strikes have been averted at Dales Engineering Services in Peterhead as a new pay deal has been reached for dozens of workers.
More than 50 workers at Dales Engineering Services in Peterhead have voted to strike in a dispute over pay and concerns on the cost of living.
Concern has been raised over whether Scotland will truly reap the benefits of the huge ScotWind offshore wind auction, as overseas yards like Lamprell eye work.
Excitement in the supply chain for the ScotWind offshore leasing round is tinged with tough lessons from Scotland’s recent past on offshore wind.
Dozens of workers at north-east machining and fabrication firm Dales Engineering Services have threatened strike action amid a pay dispute.
Scottish greenports will ‘level playing field’ with England on offshore wind work – Cromarty Firth boss
Creation of “greenports” will let Scotland compete with England for offshore wind manufacturing work, according to a Cromarty Firth boss.
Chris O'Shea, the CEO of British Gas owner Centrica, has said his family was sent a package of excrement amid a bitter engineers' dispute.
Plans for the “world’s largest” floating wind project off the coast of Aberdeenshire have been delayed for more than six months due to the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown, bosses have confirmed.
A Scottish trade union boss has accused Holyrood of “surrendering” in its fight to win local renewables jobs from big North Sea offshore wind projects.
The UK’s biggest trade unions have called for UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to formulate a hydrogen power strategy and create a ‘green jobs boom’.
More than 4,500 “heartbreaking” North Sea job losses have already taken place in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak and oil price rout, it is understood.
Troubled Scottish manufacturer Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab) is understood to be missing out on big wind farm contracts due to chronic under investment in its yards by Canadian owners.
More than 150 workers at Bilfinger UK could face the axe as the company confirmed it has begun redundancy consultation for staff currently on the Covid-19 furlough scheme.
Up to 30,000 oil jobs are predicted to go, along with billions of pounds in investment, due to Covid-19 and a 20-year low in oil prices.
A trio of offshore unions are in disagreement with Petrofac after workers were left without answers on being granted the government’s coronavirus furlough scheme.
Temperature checks and social distancing ‘do work’ for North Sea helicopter travel, OGUK director claims
Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has insisted temperature checks and social distancing “do work” as a Covid-19 safety measure for offshore helicopter flights, despite concerns from workers and unions over the practices.
Hotel rooms should be used to isolate suspected coronavirus infected workers returning from offshore platforms, according to Scottish trade unions.
North Sea oil and gas “must be part of the response” to Scotland’s economic woes once a solution to the coronavirus outbreak has been found, a trade union has said.