offshore energy - 28 Items Tagged Within News

RMT responds to Rosebank oil field go-ahead
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “The North Sea Transition Authority awarding a new oil and gas licence to a consortium in which the Norwegian Government effectively has an 80% stake shows exactly why the UK needs its own publicly owned...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Rosebank, Offshore, energy
RMT reacts to Shell profits
Reacting to the eyewatering figures, Offshore workers union, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Profits and dividends on this scale when millions of people cannot heat or eat a square meal in their homes demonstrates the remorseless and unjust nature...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Offshore, Energy
RMT on BP profits announcement
“Coming hot on the heels of the Shell announcement these obscene BP profits and shareholder dividends are indefensible while our key workers face crippling energy bills and the economy fails. These figures only serve to illustrate why public ownership and...
Region: National
Tagged with: BP, Shell, Profit, Just Transition, Offshore Energy,
Transport and energy workers to protest tomorrow
Marking the three-month anniversary of the beginning of the COP26 Climate Conference  transport and energy workers are to march to the office of the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tomorrow to protest at the betrayal by the SNP / Green Government of...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: COP26, Climate Conference, SNP, Green, Rail, Ferry, Energy
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
Justice for North Sea contract workers
OFFSHORE UNION RMT along with our Trade Union colleagues Unite and GMB have today issued notice of strike action with offshore members employed with North Sea contractors Ponticelli and Semco. RMT members at Semco Maritime and Ponticelli UK Ltd are...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Ponticelli, Semco, North Sea, Offshore, Energy,
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 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
RMT marks Workers’ Memorial Day
On Workers’ Memorial Day RMT remembers the fifth anniversary tomorrow of the helicopter disaster over Norway that cost thirteen offshore workers their lives. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash, said: “As part of this year’s International Workers’ Memorial Day, RMT remember...
Region: National
Tagged with: Super Puma, International Workers Memorial Day, IWMD, Helicopter, Offshore Energy
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 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 responds to freeport and offshore measures in budget
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “The furlough extension is welcome but if taxpayer investment is to create good quality seafarer, port and offshore energy jobs in a green recovery, then regulation of the supply chain, trade union recognition and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, Seafarer, Energy, Freeport, Maritime, Budget, Rishi Sunak,
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
North Sea collective bargaining
The establishment of a ground breaking new collective agreement for thousands of engineering and maintenance workers in the North Sea has gained the support of industry. A total of 13 major contractors from the offshore energy sector supply chain have confirmed...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore Energy, North Sea, OILC, RMT, GMB, Unite, Collective Bargaining
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 warns that the UK oil and gas industry is teetering on the brink
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “The crisis offshore started with plummeting oil prices in January. After the pandemic took hold, RMT demanded that ministers deliver a package of measures to ensure that offshore oil and gas workers aren't dumped...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Offshore, Oil, Gas, Energy, Just Transition
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
New collective bargaining structure for North Sea workers a step closer
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “The news that 15 major employers have committed to work with the unions in the establishment of a framework for collective bargaining in the offshore energy sector is extremely encouraging. The collaborative working of the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Offshore Energy Sector, Collective Agreement, North Sea, RMT, GMB, Unite
RMT demands Government intervention in North Sea energy
OFFSHORE Union RMT today demanded Government intervention to save lives, jobs and energy resources in the North Sea from the dual economic ravages of Coronavirus and catastrophically low oil prices. RMT members – and members of our Offshore Coordinating Group...
Region: National
Tagged with: North Sea energy, Covid-19, ocg, offshore
RMT calls for urgent action to protect Britain's energy
OFFSHORE energy union RMT today warned that oil price wars and a public health pandemic could drive the North Sea oil and gas industry over the cliff edge, putting tens of thousands of offshore workers out of work, increasing the...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore, energy, oil, Covid-19,
RMT on latest mechanical failure of a helicopter
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “It’s a huge relief that no one was hurt as a result of this latest emergency landing. The effect of commercial pressure on helicopter safety remains a serious concern to my members, including those drilling...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: s92, offshore, energy, helicopter, oil and gas
RMT slams government waiver that allows exploitation
OFFSHORE energy union RMT today attacked the Government’s decision to grant another waiver from immigration rules for offshore wind companies to import non-EEA seafarers to work on vessels that construct and maintain offshore wind farms on the UK Continental Shelf....
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore energy, oilc, seafarers, 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
RMT evidence submission to DFECC
In an evidence gathering exercise with the Department for Energy and Climate Change today – 3rd November – offshore union RMT will submit documentation that confronts the Oil and Gas Authority head on with a wide range of issues that...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore, Department for Energy and Climate Change
Offshore Unions Meeting Oil and Gas UK in Aberdeen
RMT will be setting out three core points which it believes form a solid basis for weathering the current storm:   •         The sector is in chaos as companies rush to slash costs in the face of a dramatic fall...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: oil and gas UK, north sea, uk energy
RMT responds to latest blow to the energy industry
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...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: schlumberger, offshore industry, uk energy
Threat to UK energy security from BP North Sea job losses
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:   “In the wake of the current price slump RMT is demanding that Westminster and the Scottish Parliament adopt a crisis management approach today to ensure sustained production, maintenance of infrastructure, retention of skills,...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: bp, north sea, job losses, uk energy