‘Angst’ as new HSE data finds 36% of UK offshore workers now above 100kg maximum weight threshold.
Only three of the top 10 most popular energy roles typically filled by overseas recruits have an average salary above the proposed new minimum threshold.
Union leaders slammed plans to cease operations at Grangemouth’s crude refinery and called for nationalisation, while just transition campaigners called for a ‘credible plan’ to protect workers.
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.
The head of the RMT union says a wave of strike action set to hit the North Sea will be a major test for industrial relations as it looks to protect members from potential discrimination.
Unions and campaign groups have called for an overhaul of whistleblowing legislation to close loopholes which mean many offshore workers receive next to no legal safeguards when raising alarms.
Maritime union RMT accused the government of failing to address “loopholes” which mean thousands of seafarers will be ineligible for minimum wage rises.
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.
The study states that the promised boom in offshore wind and renewables cannot be modelled “in the broken image of the oil industry.”
The erosion of the rights and pay of North Sea energy industry workers appear to have taken a further turn for the worse amid the gig economy.
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.
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.
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.
Offshore wind workers have taken to the streets after receiving a “paltry pay offer” from one of the world’s largest green energy firms.
The Catering Offshore Trade Association (COTA) says it is "extremely disappointed" offshore caterers voted to snub its latest pay offer.
Offshore contractors and union representatives warned against the prospect of “unlawful” strike action this week, as workers prepare to down tools in a bid for pay uplifts in the face of rising cost of living.
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”.