A leading Aberdeen trade unionist has said he will continue to campaign for an independent probe into helicopter safety in the oil and gas industry- even though the government has rejected calls.
The offshore industry has faced some extremely challenging times in recent years.
Trade union Unite has hit out at oilfield service firm Bilfinger Salamis claiming the firm intends to impose a 2.15% pay rise to workers for 2018/19.
Unite is to call on the UK government to provide the offshore sector with “strategic state support” to address emerging challenges.
This article is in response to an opinion piece written by former Conservative MSP, Brian Monteith.
One of the great questions of 2017 for the trade union movement in Scotland has been “What is to become of the Super Puma 225 helicopter?” That question has been raised well beyond union circles because of Unite Scotland’s campaign against any return of the Puma to the North Sea for transferring workers from the heliports outside Aberdeen to the oil rigs. Our slogan of the year has become “No Comeback for the Super Puma. Keep the North Sea Puma Free.” So why the controversy about this aircraft?
Offshore workers could take "sustained" North Sea strike action this summer after a pay deal was rejected by trade unions.
Union bosses painted a bleak picture of “disengaged and demoralised” offshore workers living in a “culture of fear” yesterday, as they warned of a move towards industrial conflict in the North Sea.