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  • North Sea strikes over pay now ‘inevitable’

    NORTH Sea oil workers will be balloted for strike action in the coming weeks in a long-running dispute over pay with “ruthless” oil companies, trade unions announced yesterday.

    The Offshore Co-ordinating Group (OCG), which represents Unite, RMT and GMB members working for...

    Thursday 4th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Shell’s Brent oil closure ‘could break regulations’

    ENVIRONMENTAL groups have raised the alarm over Shell’s plans to decommission the Brent oilfield in the North Sea because the proposals could be in breach of international rules.

    Groups including WWF Scotland, Greenpeace UK and the Marine Conservation Society have submitted a...

    Tuesday 11th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • McCluskey lays out plans to revive oil industry

    UNITE general secretary Len McCluskey laid out bold plans yesterday to revive the Scottish economy and protect jobs in the wake of the Brexit vote.

    Speaking at a meeting in Glasgow, Mr McCluskey said a public investment plan similar to the 2008 bank bailout is needed for...

    Saturday 7th Jan 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Oil and gas redundancy complaints have soared

    CITIZENS ADVICE charity warned yesterday that the number of people contacting its Aberdeen office about unfair redundancy from the oil and gas industry has doubled in the last year.

    The charity has been advising hundreds of former workers over the past 12 months as industry experts...

    Saturday 24th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Oil workers consider strike action as talks fail

    NORTH Sea offshore oil workers are moving towards strike action over pay and conditions, unions warned yesterday.

    Members of unions GMB and Unite are in a long-running dispute with the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA), the body representing offshore contractor companies.


    Friday 23rd Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Workers are the bedrock of Scotland’s oil industry

    The oil and gas industry labour disputes might be over for now, but, writes PAT RAFFERTY, the future holds many questions

    Tuesday 22nd Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • No state help will see North Sea oil collapse

    Unions call for part-nationalisation of industry

    Monday 21st Nov 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Oil rig bosses begin talks

    NORTH SEA oil rig bosses took part in “constructive” talks with unions yesterday after being brought to the negotiating table by the first rig strikes in almost 30 years.

    Members of unions Unite and RMT on seven Esso rigs went on strike for 24 hours and 48 hours in July and...

    Friday 19th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Strikes suspended to allow for further talks

    INDUSTRIAL action by North Sea workers in a dispute over pay has been suspended to allow fresh talks to go ahead, unions have confirmed.

    A joint statement issued yesterday by oil giant Wood Group and the Unite and RMT trade unions said that “all parties recognise that the...

    Saturday 13th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • North Sea strike rock-solid, says rig workers’ union

    THE latest strike on North Sea oil and gas rigs was “solid” yesterday after workers downed tools for a second time in a fight against pay cuts.

    They struck for 24 hours last week and are now out for 48 hours.

    It is the first stoppage by North Sea rig workers in...

    Friday 5th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain