Offshore union workers have agreed to press ahead with the first North Sea strike action in a generation.
A huge and emotional outpouring of distressed and angry emails have been received by the leading offshore workers’ trade union RMT since a fatal helicopter crash in Norway killed 13 people last month.
The boss of industry body Oil and and Gas UK has moved to clarify comments she made to MPs after angry oil workers objected to her claiming they "get it" about why cost cutting measures are being taken by companies.
This week union bosses said North Sea workers were “disenfranchised and getting angrier by the day”. At pay cuts and redundancies continue to dominate headlines, Energy Voice looks back at how the dialogue between employers and the unions has played out in the past year.
Offshore union RMT has warned of long-term damage to Britain’s energy industry after BP posted its largest annual loss for 20 years and revealed another 3,000 job losses as it continued to hack back on budgets in the face of global turmoil.