12 January 2016
RMT Press Office:
Offshore union RMT responds to BP axing 600 jobs in North Sea.
Mick Cash, General Secretary of offshore union RMT, said;
“This is yet more bad news for the UK’s battered offshore industry and RMT notes that the bulk of these jobs are due to be axed over the next twelve months leaving BP seriously exposed when the current cycle on oil prices starts heading back upwards.
“It is cutting off the development of the industry in the future to be hacking back on exploration and we suspect that some of these cuts will also hit important maintenance works, storing up safety problems that could well come back to haunt BP.
“RMT will continue to fight against short-termism in the offshore industry with its downward pressure on jobs, pay and safety.”