Union officials have hit out after Westminster said UK Energy Minister Claire Perry would not attend next week's offshore wind summit in Edinburgh.
A sense of "pace and purpose" is required to ensure Scotland doesn't miss out on a renewable energy supply chain boom, according to two trade unions ahead of a Holyrood committee roundtable meeting today.
Blame for a perceived shortfall in Scottish renewable energy jobs in the north-east has been laid at the feet of government by the country's trade union body.
Westminster and the Scottish Government are to lead a summit into the awarding of contracts to the offshore wind supply chain as foreign firms continue to cash in on UK work.
A trade union is ramping up its North Sea strike action plans after accusing employers of trying to impose “hated” rotas on its members.
North Sea union members working for Aker Solutions and Petrofac have voted to strike over a change to a “hated” work rotation.
Offshore services firm Bilfinger Salamis said last night it "completely rejects claims" that union representatives were "removed" from the North Sea Culzean project.
Offshore union workers have agreed to press ahead with the first North Sea strike action in a generation.
Trade union bosses yesterday accused Aberdeen energy service giant Wood Group of pushing North Sea workers to the verge of industrial action. Unite Scotland said offshore workers employed by Wood Group on Shell’s North Sea platforms were engaged in a consultation over a new offer on pay and benefits on the weekend. Tommy Campbell, a regional officer at Unite, said: “We are waiting to hear the result of consultations between the members of the workforce to see if the terms are acceptable. The results will be made known during the week and we will feed them back to Wood Group.
This week union bosses said North Sea workers were “disenfranchised and getting angrier by the day”. At pay cuts and redundancies continue to dominate headlines, Energy Voice looks back at how the dialogue between employers and the unions has played out in the past year.
A group of oil workers has written to the UK Government claiming the Unite union allowed ineligible members to vote in the recent OCA ballot.