At this time of year you reflect on the past 12 months, and look to what the future holds. We started 2021 on a peak in Covid cases, and it looks like we will end the year in the same way. But even in another year dominated by the pandemic, there have been positive points to remember.
A new collective bargaining agreement covering thousands of North Sea workers will deliver a 2.32% pay rise from the start of next year.
Chris O'Shea, the CEO of British Gas owner Centrica, has said his family was sent a package of excrement amid a bitter engineers' dispute.
Oilfield services giant Halliburton fell to a $1billion (£804.5m) net loss in the first quarter of the year, warning it “expects a further decline in revenue and profitability” as 2020 goes on.
The number of foreign workers coming to start life in the north-east has dropped dramatically in the three years since Brexit was announced.
Millions of UK workers risk missing out on basic rights because they work for outsourced companies so cannot challenge minimum wage or holiday pay abuses, according to the TUC.
Three offshore workers have filed a law suit against Royal Dutch Shell after a fire on a Gulf of Mexico platform.
Former offshore workers are being turned down for jobs outside the struggling industry due to their previous lifestyle, according to a north-east MSP.
A strike ballot has been put on hold to allow more talks to be held by nuclear industry workers.
Union members have gone into official dispute with employers in a move which could lead to a vote on industrial action.
A training academy for barbers that could offer former oil and gas workers a new career opportunity will launch in Aberdeen next year.
Oil workers have rejected proposals from the Offshore Contractors Association regarding their current contracts.
A union has launched a scathing attack on fresh proposals for North Sea workers which could add an additional 45 hours to their year.
More than 37,000 jobs have been lost from the oil and gas sector on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), according to new figures.
North Sea oil workers have resumed strike action on a number of Shell assets.
North Sea workers have voted in support of strike action across eight Shell assets as a dispute over pay and conditions rumbles on.
Redundant North Sea oil workers have been encouraged to seek employment in the wider engineering sector - including building new nuclear power stations south of the border.
SAFE union has warned more than 600 workers could go on strike later this week if an agreement is not reached with the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (NOIA).
A new poll has revealed 59.4% of energy sector workers would back leaving the European Union.
Kareem Ammar said he has been applying for up to six jobs a day as he looks for a new role in the oil and gas industry.
A petition has been created calling for grants to be given by the UK Government to help support former North Sea employees back into work.
Tata has declined to comment on reports and rumours of potential buyers and investors into its loss-making UK steel business.
The average pay for oil and gas workers rose by 2.3% last year, despite a reduction in the global oil price.
Protests are to be held across the country amid claims that engineering construction firms are undercutting non-UK workers.
A north-east union chief has warned members to be aware of online scams as the downturn in North Sea oil and gas takes hold.