Union bosses call on Global Wind Organisation (GWO) to change tack, lest government is asked to intervene.
The 63-year-old hopes to spend more time with the grandkids - and even do a spot of fishing. He's replaced by Ann Joss as RMT regional organiser.
There are concerns that other North Sea rigs could have the same issue as the Valaris 121, where 50-year-old Jason Thomas went missing in January.
A North Sea operator has been slammed for the “dangerous and damaging” release of tonnes of oil into a marine protected area in the UK.
A North Sea union boss has called out the “staggering situation” whereby UK regulators are not investigating Sunday’s offshore rig incident when a worker went missing.
When asked to put together my reflections of the year gone and predictions for the year to come, I felt depressed. The line, “you couldn’t make this up” was foremost in my mind - no festive cheer I’m afraid, it is a depressing picture.
Light has been shed on a major unplanned gas release that occurred on a BP (LON: BP) North Sea field earlier this year.
Unresolved maintenance backlogs spur fears about potential disaster that could be ‘curtains’ for North Sea
North Sea operators are being warned they are running a “terrible risk” not dealing with offshore maintenance backlogs.
Scrapping unpopular “three on, three off” rota patterns will not solve the North Sea skills shortage alone, according to offshore workers.
Doing away with hated shift patterns has been mooted as one way to help alleviate North Sea worker shortages.
Spiralling living costs coupled with record profits for energy producers have fuelled a series of increasingly bitter disputes between operators and workers throughout 2022.
A leading north-east trade union figure is forecasting a glut of offshore strikes across the whole oil and gas sector.
Workers were forced to evacuate from a transformer platform in the giant £3billion Seagreen wind farm 27 miles off Scotland’s Angus coastline, following an escape of “the most potent greenhouse gas” in the world.
A film spotlighting the “economic, historical and emotional entanglement” of the North Sea oil and gas industry will hit UK cinemas today (Nov 4) – days before COP27.
New analysis finds that that Aberdeen city and shire could support 33,800 “clean” jobs in key transition sectors within ten years, but urges government to support policies that will benefit local communities and workers.
Jake Molloy of RMT has been a part of the North Sea story for more than four decades; always on or directly involved with its shop floor.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned TotalEnergies over a series of failures in its maintenance processes on the Gryphon Alpha, leading to risks of “fire and explosion”.
Environmental campaigners and trade unions welcomed plans from the offshore training industry to reduce duplication in certification standards, but pressed for detail on timing and delivery.
Union leaders say they have not seen a ‘candidate shortage’ for North Sea jobs, but that greater engagement with the workforce and better terms will help remove barriers.
Politicians have been accused of letting down offshore workers after plans for a training passport were voted down in Westminster.
Reaction to news that the leading trade body for the North Sea, Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), is rebranding has varied from claims of it being a “PR stunt” to praise for a move that’s “not before time”.
A YouTuber has been branded “beyond reckless” after scaling a North Sea oil rig laid up in the Cromarty Firth.
There was a real sense of juxtaposition in Scotland’s energy industry on December 3.
A union boss has criticised the co-leader of the Scottish Green party for recent comments he made about the oil and gas sector.
A union boss has voiced concerns that Shell’s choice to withdraw from Cambo could put a dent in plans for a 'just transition'.