Offshore workers are expected to vote on a new pay offer in the next month.
The umbrella body for offshore contractors has pledged to try and reach a deal with unions over a wage dispute.
Offshore workers are waiting to hear a 'final offer' on improved pay and conditions with the threat of North Sea strike action looming.
A strike ballot has been put on hold to allow more talks to be held by nuclear industry workers.
Offshore workers represented by the Unite trade union have rejected proposals on pay and conditions from their employers.
A trio of trade unions today slammed Bilfinger Salamis’ decision to withdraw from the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) agreement.
A union has launched a scathing attack on fresh proposals for North Sea workers which could add an additional 45 hours to their year.
Jeremy Corbyn’s policies on energy have been condemned as “naive and short-sighted” by one of Labour’s major union backers.
The GMB union today urged the UK Government to get on with building the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset.
Offshore unions have launched a ballot for industrial action on Wood Group over pay and conditions.
Union representatives have met Wood Group to discuss the proposed changes to pay and conditions proposed by the company last month.
Protests are to be held across the country amid claims that engineering construction firms are undercutting non-UK workers.
Energy Voice examines some of the key points in the lengthy dispute between the Offshore Contractors Association and Unite union.
The OCA's (Offshore Contractors Association) chief executive Bill Murray said a vote by unions in favour of an offer would allow companies and employees to "move forward" after a year-long dispute.
Offshore members of the Unite union have been warned they are playing a dangerous game if they vote for strike action over pay and conditions.
The GMB trade union has urged its counterpart, Unite, and North Sea industry chiefs to return to the negotiating table and hammer out a pay deal for offshore workers. The appeal follows yesterday’s announcement from GMB that its offshore members had voted to accept the same offer from employers that Unite members rejected last week. It is understood there was a clear majority from GMB in favour of accepting the offer from the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA), which has 10 full members including Petrofac, Wood Group PSN and Stork.
Unions have rejected proposals offered by the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) for North Sea workers in a move which could increase the chance on industrial action in the North Sea. Both GMB and Unite were balloted on whether to accept a new deal put on the table last month. The result of the ballot from Unite members was 63.5% against and 36.5% in favour. It is understood the union will be consulting with members in coming days following the decision. It is understood GMB voted in favour of the proposals but as the union had fewer members balloted their vote has been outweighed by Unite. The OCA's chief executive Bill Murray said it was "extremely disappointed" by the move.
A decision by union members over whether to accept an offer of proposals from the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) will be made today. Both Unite and GMB workers will vote yes or no after months of talks between representatives from both sides. It comes after the GMB union wrote to members last month and urged them to accept a new offer from the OCA, which has 10 full members, including Petrofac, Wood Group PSN and Stork.
Unions have called on the Scottish Government to support a manufacturing yard in Stornoway at risk of being mothballed. The GMB and Unite have written to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon asking for support to attract contracts to the Arnish yard. The fabrication yard is operated by Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab), which also operates two yards in Fife.