A North Sea safety chief has revealed plans to assemble a new work group to tackle the thorny subject of offshore lifeboat evacuation training.
A union boss has criticised “unacceptable” pressure on workers in response to a report into a safety incident on a North Sea helicopter.
Many offshore workers have “lost faith” in employers’ commitment to safety standards, a union boss said.
A union boss has described an image of a crack found on an offshore helicopter as “scary stuff” and called for greater transparency for workers.
A trade union boss has urged environmental activists to “back off” and let North Sea rig workers get on with their jobs.
A new challenger has emerged for the dominant S-92 helicopter in the North Sea’s oil and gas sector.
A decade on since a fatal crash in the North Sea, helicopter transport remains the “biggest concern” for the offshore workforce.
A North Sea offshore supplier has denied exploiting non-EU workers - despite paying some little more than £3 an hour.
For the public at large an offshore worker is considered 'lucky' because - "they get half the year off!"
An offshore union boss has described a safety breach discovered on the Beryl Bravo platform as "a reflection is what is actually happening offshore".
Trade unions yesterday condemned North Sea workforce conditions claiming signs of the failings that led to Piper Alpha are “coming to the surface again”.
Oil and gas industry bosses have been urged to maintain the focus on safety in the face of new challenges within the sector.
Oil giant Total’s attempt to justify planned offshore rota changes was “arrogant, cynical and patronising”, a union boss has said.
Energy giant ConocoPhillips has confirmed plans to axe 450 jobs across the UK, reducing its headcount by more than a third.
The decision to send a group of oil workers ashore after they refused to get into lifeboats on a rig is “outrageous”, a union boss has said.
The UK Government has set its sights on private sector employment practices in a move expected to have huge implications for the North Sea oil and gas industry.
Oil workers responding to what was assumed to be a false gas alarm on a North Sea installation found themselves trapped by a "highly flammable" hydrocarbon release capable of killing everyone onboard.
A leading union representative has been honored for his "outstanding contribution" to the North Sea's oil and gas industry.
A group created to address North Sea helicopter capacity concerns has not met in more than five months because the oil sector “hasn’t got a pan-industry issue”.
The North Sea oil and gas industry is looking to a football-style loan transfer scheme to resolve skills shortages after it emerges from a long and brutal downturn.
We've rounded-up our best opinion pieces of the year. And we couldn't compile a 'Best of' without featuring RMT regional organizer Jake Molloy. His first-person piece on the Chinook tragedy was a powerful and somber reflection.
On November 6th 1986 when the Chinook took the lives of 45 workers I was at home, redundant like many thousands more due to the 1986 downturn.
It’s taken 27 years to get to the point where offshore workers feel compelled to take industrial action and withdraw their labour, but more than that it has taken the belligerence and intransigence of an industry hell bent on making the workforce pay for the mismanagement of the sector!
RMT regional organiser Jake Molloy has described Piper Alpha as a "turning point" for the North Sea oil and gas industry as relatives and workers met to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the disaster.
BP's plans to reduce its North Sea headcount by 600 will come as a "hammer blow" to staff members and contractors alike, a union boss has said.