Five more energy service firms have agreed to help develop an alternative to a key UK North Sea collective bargaining agreement that is being scrapped.
A Scottish trade union has backed north-east MSP Lewis Macdonald in his call to the Scottish Government to help the North Sea oil and gas sector as it faces an "existential threat".
A trade union boss has said offshore contractors’ plans to scrap a blanket deal covering thousands of workers went against “every principle” championed by North Sea industry.
Trade union bosses have vowed to “resist” oil and gas service companies’ “crazy” plans to scrap a UK North Sea collective bargaining agreement.
Offshore trade unions have condemned contractors’ plans to abandon a key UK North Sea collective bargaining agreement.
The Offshore Contractors' Association (OCA) has pledged better "engagement" with the North Sea workforce to avoid future pay disputes.
Energy service firm Sparrows Group has revealed its plans to withdraw from the UK representative body for offshore oil and gas contractors.
North Sea workers have accepted a revised pay offer from the Offshore Contractors' Association (OCA), bringing down the curtain on the prolonged dispute.
Union officials said today that the Offshore Contractors' Association (OCA) would make a revised pay offer for North Sea workers.
Crunch talks between North Sea trade unions and the Offshore Contractors’ Association (OCA) have been cancelled.
Crunch talks between the Offshore Contractors' Association (OCA) and North Sea trade unions will continue later this month after yesterday's meeting brought no resolution.
Trade union officials and employers will hold crunch talks over offshore workers’ pay this week in a bid to avert widespread strikes in the North Sea.
The result is expected later today on a union ballot for North Sea strike action.
The GMB trade union has opened a strike action ballot for its members working in the UK North Sea.
North Sea workers will vote on strike action after rejecting a revised pay offer earlier this year.
The Offshore Contractor’s Association (OCA) has made a fresh pay offer to workers after an initial rejection earlier this year.
Offshore union Unite is threatening an industrial ballot over “delayed” payments to workers by Sparrows.
A new report released by Robert Gordon University (RGU) has said that those on a three weeks on/three weeks off rotas (3/3) are almost twice as likely to experience ill health by comparison to those on 2/2 shifts.
North Sea workers have rejected a pay offer from the Offshore Contractors' Association (OCA).
The Unite trade union said yesterday it would ballot members on industrial action over a dispute about training for offshore scaffolders.
Offshore workers have accepted a revised contract offer, bringing down the curtain on a prolonged dispute over pay and conditions which almost led to a strike.
The Offshore Contractors' Association (OCA) will meet trade unions again next week for more talks aimed at ending a dispute over pay for North Sea workers.
The Offshore Contractors' Association (OCA) and trade unions will meet again next week for talks aimed at ending a long-running pay row.
Offshore workers are set to receive ballot papers this week as unions push for official strike action in an ongoing pay dispute with North Sea employers.
Offshore trade unions intend to serve North Sea employers with strike ballot notices in the coming weeks with no sign of talks on the horizon, it is understood.