NORTH Sea workers are to stage a new 48-hour strike next week in a dispute over pay and allowances, it was confirmed yesterday.
The action will affect seven Shell platforms from 6.30am on Thursday.
Members of the Unite and RMT unions are in dispute with the Wood Group and began...
Saturday 30th Jul 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
ELEVEN oil workers and two crew members were killed yesterday when a helicopter crashed on an island off western Norway.
The aircraft was carrying 11 Norwegians, one Briton and one Italian from the Gullfaks B oil field in the North Sea to Bergen, 74 miles away on the Norwegian...
Saturday 30th Apr 2016
posted by Morning Star in World
‘Appalling’ conditions on vessels flying flags of convenience to dodge rules
Tuesday 19th Jan 2016
posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain
NORTH SEA caterers are set to be the first offshore workers in a generation to go on strike, after bosses refused to honour a modest pay rise agreed under a two-year deal.
Employers covered by the Catering Offshore Trade Association (Cota), including facilities giants Aramark, Compass...
Saturday 5th Sep 2015
Tuesday 17th Feb 2015
Monday 16th Feb 2015
posted by Malcolm Burns in Britain
Politicians rule out public ownership as North Sea oil faces biggest challenge
Tuesday 3rd Feb 2015
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Subsidy would merely boost profits – unions
Monday 2nd Feb 2015
Slash tax on North Sea oilfields, MPs told Tory Chancellor George Osborne yesterday, as job losses in the industry were estimated to have risen above 2,000.
As a back-bench debate in Westminster Hall heard calls for intervention, it emerged that oil and gas giant Talisman Sinopec would...
Wednesday 21st Jan 2015
Scottish Labour shadow finance secretary Jackie Baillie accused the SNP government yesterday of “cooking the books” on oil price forecasts.
Ms Baillie demanded a new Scottish Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) to be set up to monitor public finances.
Monday 19th Jan 2015