Union bosses and Shetland Islands Council have reached a deal to end a long-running dispute at Sullom Voe oil and gas terminal.
Shetland Islands Council
Towage workers at the Sullom Voe oil terminal in Shetland are about to undertake seven weeks of industrial action after pay talks with the local council broke down.
Scores of tug and towage workers at Sullom Voe Terminal, who are locked in a dispute with the local authority, have voted in favour of striking.
Dozens of workers at a crucial oil processing hub in Shetland will be asked whether they back industrial action as part of an ongoing dispute with the local authority.
West of Shetland operators are working with “serious intent” to get huge new oil projects “to a net zero outcome”, according to the head of a major clean energy scheme on the islands.
Sullom Voe has welcomed a supertanker that’s been described as one of the “largest vessels” seen in the harbour for several years.
The leader of Shetland Islands Council has said the region wants “to retain more of that tax take” from oil and gas revenues in its self-determination bid.
Ambitious plans for a new Energy Hub have been unveiled with hopes for hundreds of jobs and to make giant oil and gas fields in the West of Shetland "net zero by 2030”.
A giant Shetland wind project has renewed its commitment to push on with construction, as a fresh proposal to connect the island to the mainland was approved by officials yesterday.