Proposed strike action by North Sea pilots has been averted after union members voted to accept a pay deal.
Planned strikes and a rejected pay offer could plunge North Sea operations into turmoil with further industrial action on three offshore platforms due to bite on today.
Thousands of nuclear workers at sites across the UK are to be balloted for strikes in a row over pensions.
Strike action in Norway has led to 1700 job cuts, according to reports.
Oil major Shell said it "commends" both unions and Wood Group after they came to an agreement on fresh proposals.
Talks between the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (NOIA) and more than 600 union members have broken down with the threat of strike action looming.
Helicopter pilots have shown “overwhelming support” for a vote on strike action in a move that could cripple the struggling North Sea oil and gas industry. More than a third of pilots operating in the North Sea nailed their colours to the mast at a meeting convened by their representative body in Aberdeen late on Thursday. It came after two of the sector’s main offshore transport providers announced plans to axe dozens of jobs in response to low oil prices.
The average price of petrol in Scotland has broken the £5-a-gallon mark for the first time as a result of the strike action at Grangemouth, according to a price-comparison expert.