16 January 2015
RMT Press Office
Offshore union RMT responds to latest blow to the energy industry as services company Schlumberger confirms that it is set to axe more than 100 jobs.
General Secretary Mick Cash said
"This is yet more bad news coming at the end of what has been a grim week for the offshore industry. All the signals that the union is receiving suggest that there is far worse to come.
"The energy industry workforce is caught in a pincer movement of slash and burn cuts from companies who racked up vast profits when the going was good and a lack of swift and decisive action from the politicians to stave off this growing crisis.
"RMT will continue to fight to defend jobs, capacity, safety and the security of the UK's energy supplies."