23 March 2021
RMT Press Office:
OFFSHORE AND TRANSPORT UNION RMT today responded to the publication of the Scottish Government appointed Just Transition Commission’s final report.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash, said:
“The Just Transition Commission’s report is a step in the right direction but we need to pick up the pace.
“Just transition plans, local jobs in offshore wind, decarbonising public transport and skills guarantees, including for the self-employed, are welcome but industry is currently ill-prepared to deliver. Trade unions, including RMT must be at the heart of work that must start immediately to take advantage of the Just Transition Commission’s valuable work.
“The application of IR-35 in the North Sea and the protracted squabble between training standards bodies are just two areas that will have an increasingly detrimental effect on offshore oil and gas workers, after a year in which over 12,000 jobs have been lost.”