offshore wind farms - 18 Items Tagged Within News

RMT demands good conditions for offshore workers amid bumper industry profits
The STUC has revealed that 16,000 jobs were lost 2021 while big offshore energy companies produce high revenues and huge profits which are not retained in Scotland.    RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "The process for increasing wind capacity needs to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Offshore, Wind,
RMT criticises Home Office over concession over immigration rules affecting seafarers
The Offshore Wind Workers Concession (OWWC) has been extended until 30 April 2023 – the sixth time it has been prolonged.     In the joint letter RMT general secretary Mick Lynch and Nautilus leader Mark Dickinson wrote:   "This concession has...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore Wind, Seafarers, RMT, Mick Lynch, Nautilus,
RMT to ballot for strike action at Orsted
Offshore union RMT is to commence balloting all members at Orsted Walney Operations for industrial action over the victimisation of a member simply for raising questions over serious health and safety infringements. The union is appalled at the actions of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Orsted, Wind Farm, Walney, Victimisation, Health & Safety
RMT responds to ScotWind announcement
Offshore and seafarer union RMT today responded to Crown Estate Scotland’s announcement of 17 fixed and floating offshore wind projects in Scottish waters in exchange for nearly £700m from developers, including Shell, BP, Total, Spanish-owned Scottish Power Renewables, SSE, Vattenfall and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Offshore, Wind, ScotWind, Energy, Green, Renewables
RMT responds to UK Government's Just Transition Declaration at COP26
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Workers in oil and gas, transport and the supply chain need confidence in the COP process. A refreshed Just Transition declaration from the UK Presidency of COP26 is welcome, effectively mandating practical measures such...
Region: National
Tagged with: Just Transition Plan, COP26, Just Transition Declaration, Offshore, Oil, Gas, Wind, Offshore Energy Passport
RMT calls for UK crew on Dogger Bank support vessels
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch, said: “It’s good news that these state of the art service vessels will be built by Alicat of Great Yarmouth. Seafarers should also welcome this news which is a big step in building local jobs...
Region: South East and Anglia
Tagged with: Alicat, Dogger Bank, Wind Farm, Offshore
RMT calls for jobs and training links in offshore wind contracts
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “This will seal the deal for another generation of offshore wind farms across the North Sea. “The developers who get these contracts must produce Supply Chain Plans that benefit UK workers and businesses in...
Region: National
Tagged with: Wind, Offshore, Energy,
RMT statement on green energy report
OFFSHORE UNION RMT issued a statement on today’s report published by Robert Gordon University that predicts green energy in the North Sea will overtake oil and gas as the main source of offshore employment by 2030. The report predicts a fall...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, Energy, Oil, Gas, Renewables, Wind, Just Transition
Offshore Wind Industry Council job creation
OFFSHORE ENERGY UNION RMT today responded to figures produced by the Offshore Wind Industry Council estimating that nearly 44,000 direct and indirect jobs could be created in the industry over the next five years. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Offshore Wind Industry Council, Renewable Energy, Offshore Wind, Offshore Energy
RMT responds to the North Sea Transition Deal
It is also vital to local employment in the supply chain for offshore renewables and decommissioning, and in nascent net zero sectors such as hydrogen production and carbon capture and storage. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “We need a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: North Sea Transition Deal, Offshore, Oil, Gas, Wind, OILC,
RMT responds to 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,...
Region: National
Tagged with: Just Transition Commission, Scottish Government, Offshore Wind, Energy, Scotland,
RMT calls for a Just Transition Fund from the Queen’s Coffers
OFFSHORE UNION RMT today called on the Chancellor to use his Budget speech to divert funds from Crown Estate’s recent offshore wind bonanza into a Just Transition Fund for offshore workers and seafarers to re-train for jobs in renewable energy...
Region: National
Tagged with: Just Transition Fund, Offshore, Wind, Wind Farms, Crown Estate, Energy
RMT demands end to "fire and re-hire" in UK offshore wind industry
Vattenfall operate three offshore wind farms on the UK Continental Shelf and have development plans for new and extended wind farms which would add over 3.6GW generating capacity by 2030. Vattenfall’s UK subsidiaries are ultimately 100% owned by the Swedish Government. RMT...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore Wind Power, Vattenfall UK, Offshore Wind Energy Council, Fire and Re-Hire
RMT response to PM's ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “Public transport and offshore workers, who are key to a just transition to net zero carbon, need more detail on how they fit into an economy where endless promises of industrial electricity and hydrogen...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, Wind, Energy, Rail Freight, Public Transport, Covid-19
RMT reaction to PM's comments on offshore wind power
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Boris Johnson's hot air might power five minutes of Tory back slapping but won't create the tens of thousands of new jobs we need to see across the offshore wind industry supply chain. “On...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore Wind Power, Boris Johnson, Prime Minister,
RMT slams latest seafarer pay rip off
OFFSHORE energy union RMT today raised alarm over the billion pound bonanzas for offshore wind farm owners when seafarers in the supply chain are being discriminated against and paid below the National Minimum Wage. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said:...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore wind farms, seafarer, ratings, national minimum wage
RMT concerns over offshore wind energy strategy
Offshore energy union RMT today raised concerns over the impact on workers from the Government’s Offshore Wind Energy Industrial Strategy which was published this morning. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said: “RMT is concerned that the offshore wind industry has...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore workers, wind energy industrial strategy, opito
Signallers take further action in Swindon and Thames Valley
Signallers working out of the Swindon A and Thames Valley Centre will be taking further industrial action over the coming weeks over the wholly unwarranted sacking of a colleague.   All Signalling members at Swindon A and Thames Valley Signalling...
Region: National
Tagged with: Signallers, Swindon & Thames Valley, Sacking