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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,
Offshore union RMT reaction to report from employers’ body on the future of the UK oil and gas industry
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch said: “70,000 jobs have been lost in the offshore oil and gas sector since 2019 and investment is at a 48-year low. But the OGUK also estimate that domestic oil and gas production is capable of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, OGUK
RMT remembers Piper ‎Alpha 33 years ago today
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch, said: “We ask that offshore employers allow all workers to take a moment today to remember the 167 offshore workers and the devastating effect that this disaster had on their families and communities, especially in north...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Piper Alpha, Offshore, Maritime Safety Week
RMT responds to creation of a single enforcement body for workers' rights
RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch commented: “We need to see more details of the Government's proposals but we are undoubtedly seeing under payment and exploitation level down workers' rights. “Seafarers, in particular, need better enforcement to protect their jobs and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Workers Rights, Seafarers, Transport Workers, Offshore,
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 uncovers illegal employment practices in the offshore supply chain
Crew on the Panamanian registered Glomar Wave are being paid a day rate of £47.35, working from Great Yarmouth to sites on the UK Continental Shelf. That is £3.94 per hour for a 12 hour day – under half the Government’s...
Region: National
Tagged with: Glomar Wave, Offshore, Seafarers, National Minimum Wage,
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 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 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,
COVID quarantine exemptions for offshore workers
OFFSHORE UNION RMT today responded to the Scottish Government’s amendment to quarantine legislation to exempt offshore oil and gas workers returning to Scotland from or via a non-acute country. RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said; “This is a sensible move...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Offshore Worker, Quarantine, Oil, Gas
RMT warns of quarantine chaos in key industries
RMT has raised its concerns after the DfT convened an emergency summit covering the maritime and offshore industries at short notice this afternoon to outline the Governments plans. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “The Department for Transport has consulted...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, Red List, Quarantine, Seafarers, Offshore, Maritime, DfT
RMT statement on the Government’s build back better with apprentices announcement
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “Instead of listening to the lobbying of crewing agents represented on the Maritime Skills Commission, the Government needs to institute a mass programme of Rating recruitment, using the apprenticeship standards for deck, engine and...
Region: National
Tagged with: Maritime Skills Commission, Ratings, Seafarers, Apprentices, Shipping, Offshore,
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 responds to Weatherford Aberdeen announcement
OFFSHORE WORKERS UNION RMT today responded to news that US oilfield and equipment firm Weatherford is to close its Aberdeen manufacturing facilities. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “The Weatherford announcement is grim news for the offshore industry and is...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Weatherford, Aberdeen, Offshore, Oil and Gas, OILC
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 calls for an end for modern slavery in the offshore supply sector
The vessel, owned by Global Offshore Services (GOS), was released from the port of Aberdeen on 30 October having been detained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for breaches of the Maritime Labour Convention, including non-payment of crew wages. The Dutch...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore Supply Vessel, Ben Nevis, Global Offshore Services,
RMT warns of on going offshore jobs massacre
OFFSHORE UNION RMT has warned of an ongoing jobs massacre on the UK Continental Shelf with 14,000 offshore oil and gas and seafarer jobs lost and worse to come if there isn't urgent and immediate action, while the Committee on Climate...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, Just Transition, Seafarer, Oil, Gas, OILC
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 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 reaction to report on zero carbon economy:
OFFSHORE UNION RMT today welcomed a report from environmental campaign groups on the key role of offshore oil and gas workers in a 'Just Transition' to a zero carbon economy. Platform, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Greenpeace surveyed over...
Region: National
Tagged with: Just Transition, Platform, Friends of the Earth Scotland, Greenpeace, Oil, Gas, Offshore Workers
RMT accuses Government of Greenwashing
TRANSPORT UNION RMT today raised concerns over the Government’s ability to deliver a green economic recovery and cut emissions in line with its commitments under the Paris Agreement. The Prime Minister has today announced £350m for reducing emissions, including from...
Region: National
Tagged with: greenwashing, public transport, offshore, oil, gas
OFFSHORE Union RMT remembers Piper Alpha
Take a moment today which is also the launch of Maritime Safety week to remember the 167 offshore workers and the devastating effect on their families and communities. The loss back then is why we strive to ensure improvements in safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: piper alpha, offshore workers, north sea
RMT condemns BP jobs carnage
The union says that hard working BP staff have endured 4-years and more of austerity and cuts associated with the downturn which the industry was just coming out of before the Covid-19 pandemic began. To be faced with further attrition...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, BP, Offshore, redundancies,
Offshore unions call for summit with ministers
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, OCG, offshore
RMT survey reveals extent of offshore Covid-19 crisis
OFFSHORE Union RMT today released the findings of a survey of members looking at the oil and gas industry’s approach to tackling Covid-19 offshore. The survey findings coincide with the Trade Union affiliates of the Offshore Coordinating Group (OCG) taking...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore, Covid-19, offshore coordinating group, ocg
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 demands urgent action as oil and gas workforce falls
OFFSHORE union RMT is demanding urgent and immediate action as operators rush to slash jobs and contracts in response to the Coronavirus emergency and the oil price war which has driven oil to below $25 per barrel.‎ There are reports today...
Region: National
Tagged with: covid-19, oil, gas, offshore, North Sea
RMT calls for government action to save oil and gas sector
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “We have written to the Chancellor because our members in the offshore oil and gas sector are being ignored by government in this time of national crisis. “The offshore trade unions have a central...
Region: National
Tagged with: Covid-19, oil, gas, 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 on oil and gas industry report
Trade association body Oil and Gas UK’s annual health and safety report shows increases in injuries and reportable safety incidents, including hydrocarbon releases, as well as a rising backlog of safety critical maintenance work on installations. RMT General Secretary Mick...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: oil and gas uk, safety, offshore, thistle, hse, oilc
RMT on the evacuation of North Sea Thistle platform
“The sudden decision to evacuate would indicate that any inspection regime which did exist failed to identify an issue until it became critical. We hope this event can be used as a learning exercise for the industry as there are...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: thistle, north sea, offshore, oil platform,
RMT welcomes step forward towards inclusion
OFFSHORE union RMT has written to the Offshore Contractors Association in support of the Statement of Intent over the future inclusion of the RMT amongst signatory trade unions to the Offshore Contractors Partnership Agreement (OCPA). Sixty eight companies are signed...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ocpa, offshore contractors partnership agreement, offshore
RMT calls for ‘transparency’ over latest helicopter concerns
A significant number of members have raised concerns about the pictures which it is claimed are images of the crack in the “Horizontal Stabiliser” of an H175 operated by Babcock. The picture appears to show a substantial fracture in the...
Region: National
Tagged with: airbus, airbus H175, babcock, offshore, oilc
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 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 calls for independent inquiry into helicopter safety
OFFSHORE UNION RMT will raise again the call for a full independent public inquiry into energy industry helicopter safety through an emergency motion that will be moved by Aberdeen Trades Union Council and seconded by RMTat the Scottish TUC in...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: super puma, offshore helicopter transport, civil aviation authority, caa,
RMT repeats call for public inquiry into helicopter safety
Offshore union RMT today repeated the call for a full public inquiry into helicopter safety in the North Sea as workers from across the industry mark the anniversary of the Super Puma tragedy that alerted the nation to the dangerous...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore workers, helicopter safety, super puma, oilc
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 on public inquiry into helicopter safety
Offshore union RMT said today that it shares the growing anger over the refusal of the Scottish Government to reconsider its opposition to a public inquiry into helicopter safety. In a statement issued today North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore workers, helicopter safety, super puma, oilc
RMT calls for public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety
33 offshore workers and crew died and 65 were rescued as a result of helicopter accidents across the North Sea in the decade from February 2009. All of these incidents, including the fatal incident off the Norwegian coast on 29 April 2016 involved Super Puma...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: super puma, offshore helicopter transport, civil aviation authority, caa,
NAO report on oil and gas in the UK offshore decommissioning
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This is the only growth area of spending in the offshore oil and gas sector. "Over the next decade UKCS decommissioning must benefit UK employment to reduce job losses from declining oil and gas resources,...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore, ukcs, oil and gas,
RMT statement on Piper Alpha 30th Anniversary
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "In remembering the lives of the 167 workers who died in the Piper Alpha disaster, the union offers condolences and support to the families, loved ones and work mates affected by this deeply traumatic incident. "Respecting...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: piper alpha, offshore workers, north sea,
RMT welcomes new report into offshore working practices
Offshore union RMT today welcomed a report by Robert Gordon University on the impact on the contractor workforce of the imposition of the 3-weeks on 3-weeks off shift pattern by employers in the offshore oil and gas industry since 2015. RMT...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore workers, hse, health and safety executive, robert gordon university, oil and gas authority, oilc
Offshore union RMT on HSE intervention today on gas releases
General Secretary Mick Cash said;   "We welcome this intervention by HSE as it comes at a time when the pressure on the off shore workforce is immense in terms of cuts, increased workload and increased working hours.   "We...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore, north sea, gas release, oilc
RMT campaign secures commitment on maritime minimum wage
RMT campaigning has secured a concrete Government commitment to help end undercutting in the Maritime and Offshore sectors. This week the Department published their Maritime strategy document which said, “The welfare and wellbeing of our people must be of topmost...
Region: National
Tagged with: national minimum wage, maritime, offshore
RMT protests in Aberdeen today for SOS2020 campaign
RMT, the union for Seafarers and Offshore workers, will take its SOS 2020 campaign for ending employment barriers to more jobs and training for UK seafarers and offshore workers to Aberdeen today, Monday 26 February.   In a two-stage demonstration, the union...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, offshore workers, national minimum wage, seafarers
RMT protests in Aberdeen for SOS 2020 campaign
RMT, the union for Seafarers and Offshore workers, will take its SOS 2020 campaign for ending employment barriers to more jobs and training for UK seafarers and offshore workers to Aberdeen on Monday 26 February.   In a two-stage demonstration, the union...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: sos2020, offshore workers, national minimum wage, seafarers
RMT calls for tougher action on helicopter safety
Offshore union RMT is today pressing the Scottish and UK Government’s to take stronger action on the safety of offshore helicopters, ahead of a Holyrood debate on workers’ concerns over the safety of Super Puma helicopter models. RMT General Secretary...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: super puma, helicoptor, civil aviation authority, oil and gas authority, offshore
Offshore union RMT on anniversary of Piper Alpha
 "Piper Alpha will always cast a long shadow over the North Sea and the global offshore oil and gas industry, serving as a constant reminder of the need for rigorous and continuously improving safety standards.  "We repeat our commitment to...
Region: National
Tagged with: piper alpha, offshore
Offshore Co-ordinating Group on potential North Sea strike
“The OCG strongly supports this ballot for strike action and is hugely disappointed with the OCA’s unreasonable and provocative approach to negotiations which have rendered this as inevitable. The unions have asked the OCA employers to revisit their proposals and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore coordinating group, ocg, north sea, offshore
Offshore union RMT welcomes safety action by Sikorsky
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “We welcome this move as it is a precautionary measure to assure workers and industry that a generic problem doesn't exist with this model of aircraft. “It comes in the wake of an incident...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: offshore, sikorsky, north sea helicopters, aaib
RMT members kick off latest 48 hour strike on Wood Group
RMT and Unite members kick off latest 48 hour strike on Wood Group/Shell platforms. Picture from the Brent Charlie platform this morning. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The action on the Wood Group Shell assets is solid as a rock...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: wood group, shell, offshore
Wood Group strike action goes ahead
Following a continuing failure by the Wood Group to come up with any solutions in talks over pay reductions, proposed cuts and changes to working conditions on Shell’s North Sea oil and gas platforms the next phase of industrial action...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: wood group, shell, offshore
RMT and Unite members in second day of strike action
From RMT press office. RMT members on the Wood Group Shell assets continue with second day of strike action in a fight over cuts of up to 30% to pay. Press picture hand out of staff on the Brent Charlie Platform...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: wood group, shell, offshore, strike action,
RMT Campaigners at Shell offices
Press picture hand out Campaigners occupying Shell Group offices in London in support of striking offshore workers at Wood Group on the Shell platforms who have begun strike action today after facing cuts to pay, jobs and safety. Credit: RMT...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: shell, wood group, offshore, north sea
Striking RMT and Unite members on the Brent Charlie Platform
Striking RMT and Unite members on the Brent Charlie Platform beginning a campaign of strike action this morning over attacks on pay, jobs, working conditions and safety. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT members are standing solid and determined...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: shell, wood group, brent charlie platform, offshore, north sea, strike action
Wood Group Dispute
Unite and RMT can today confirm that a ballot of Wood Group employees working across Shell operated assets, and coordinated between the unions has returned with a massive majority supporting industrial action. The ballot results from both unions are well...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: shell, wood group, offshore
Offshore union RMT responds to BP axing 600 jobs
Mick Cash, General Secretary of offshore union RMT, said; “This is yet more bad news for the UK’s battered offshore industry and RMT notes that the bulk of these jobs are due to be axed over the next twelve months...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: bp, offshore industry
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
Safer offshore operations calls from the RMT
Offshore union RMT has today issued a direct challenge to the industry to prove that safety remains an absolute priority and that the safety regime can be delivered against a backdrop of cuts to jobs and attacks on shift patterns...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: gas, oil, offshore, mah, safety
RMT prepares to ballot offshore members
Ripping up current 2:3 and 2:2 shift patterns and replacing them with a 3:3 pattern Attacks on sick pay, pensions, travel allowances, stand-by payments and actual pay levels themselves Alterations to leave entitlements which will see staff losing out Reductions of up to...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore, Ballot
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
Offshore union RMT sets out five critical points
OFFSHORE UNION RMT today set out five critical  points as it calls for a plan of action from politicians both north and south of the border to rescue British jobs and infrastructure in the offshore industry in the wake of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Offshore
RMT slams Government over offshore helicopter safety inquiry
“The failure to agree to a public inquiry leads to the obvious question, “just what have you got to hide?” This response from the government to the Transport Committee represents a complete failure to get to grips with the safety...
Region: National
Tagged with: offshore, helicopter, safety
Transport Committee - Offshore helicopter safety
In evidence to the committee RMT called for this and said that only an open, transparent, public inquiry can fully address offshore workers’ legitimate concerns which have grown out of successive near misses and tragic incidents in the North Sea...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: transcom, offshore helicopter safety,