27 April 2020
RMT Press Office:
The offshore energy Trade Unions of the Offshore Coordinating Group (OCG) are calling for an urgent summit meeting with Westminster Ministers to address the unfolding crisis across the offshore energy sector. The OCG report “A crisis behind a crisis” sets out the concerns of the Trade Unions in respect of the immediate impact on oil and gas activities and points to the effect this will have on Government objectives for the wider energy strategy and the economy.
The Trade Unions are clear; the actions of the industry right now risk the Government energy objectives and will severely damage the UK economy and that cannot be allowed to happen. We are calling for an immediate intervention to halt the “carnage” which is occurring in terms of jobs and to ensure a Just Transition to a carbon neutral state can be achieved.
Notes to editors
The OCG report “A crisis behind a crisis” can be downloaded here https://bit.ly/3cODAeU