A number of jobs are under threat at a firm which provides a range of services to a major oil and gas company.
French catering and facilities management firm Sodexo has revealed the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a near-one third cut in revenues for the firm.
North Sea oil and gas workers are to be given priority Covid-19 testing places alongside emergency service and critical staff.
A deal has been reached which will protect the jobs of nearly 3,000 offshore caterers working in the UK North Sea.
Sodexo said yesterday its energy and resources arm had won three new energy sector facilities management (FM) contracts, together worth £6.5 million a year, in the UK.
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French catering and facilities management firm Sodexo has won two new contracts worth a combined value of £4million.
International foodservice and facilities management giant Sodexo said a new UK North Sea deal with Bibby Marine Services would create 40 jobs at the two companies.
A trade union has launched a ballot to ask offshore caterers whether they want to vote on strike action.
Seasoned North Sea catering boss Susan Elston has been appointed senior vice-president for Sodexo’s offshore and marine business in the UK and Ireland.
The trade body for offshore catering firms said today it was disappointed but committed to dialogue after its latest contract offer was turned down.
Offshore caterers have voted to reject the latest contract offer from North Sea employers.
Offshore caterers will vote on whether to accept a pay freeze from North Sea employers next week.
About 30 catering and cleaning staff are expected to lose their jobs at Sodexo in Norway, a news report said.
Sodexo has said it will cut up to 35 positions in a further round of layoffs.
Sodexo has extended two North Sea contracts with Seadrill and Shell.
Sodexo will cut 45 staff from its Norwegian operations.
A new chief financial officer has joined the team of Sodexo ahead of the departure of its current boss.
North Sea workers have urged their employers to enter into proper talks with staff as the result of a ballot on industrial action looms. Catering and auxillary staff plan to protest outside a number of offices across Aberdeen today after COTA (Catering Offshore Trade Association) said it wouldn't pay the second year of a deal which would see a 1.3% rise in wages. The body is made up of six companies – Aramark, Entier, ESS, FOSS & ESG, Sodexo and Trinity International Services – which supply catering and auxiliary services offshore.
Oil giant Total has joined forces with other large companies Air Liquide, Michelin, Sodexo and Total to assist refugees being resettled in France.
Union members are poised to protest at Offshore Europe today. Unite the Union have planned the move following a dispute with offshore catering companies. Trade union bosses have accused offshore catering firms of "point blank"refusing to honour a 1.3% pay rise that had been agreed for the year.
A decent night's sleep, internet access and more recreational space are the key priorities for North Sea offshore workers as they prepare for spending longer periods offshore.