The HeliNOTS system outlines the non-technical skills (NTS) recognised as vital to the role of these specialised pilots.
“As a nation exploiting the remaining oil and gas reserves from a mature basin we cannot treat a highly skilled workforce as if it were a tap that can be turned on and off as and when needed.”
A new agreement has been reached covering offshore workers which will ensure they can benefit from the UK government coronavirus job retention scheme.
When applying for offshore wind leases in Scottish waters developers will have to commit to supporting the supply chain in Scotland.
“Billions of pounds in manufacturing contracts and tens of thousands of jobs from Scotland’s offshore wind sector were lost to international competitors in 2019.”
“Today’s industrial action by Unite’s offshore members should serve as a reminder that we will not be intimated “
Offshore workers, members of the Unite Trade Union started the first in a series of stoppages on on the Total Alwyn, Dunbar and Elgin platforms today, 11th of March
“Ten years ago we were promised a ‘Saudi Arabia of Renewables’ but today we need political intervention to help level the playing field in Scottish offshore renewables manufacturing.”
Aker and Petrofac have issued redundancy notices and begun a consultation period on terminating and re-engaging all workers. A thirty day (Aker) and forty-five day (Petrofac) consultation period will begin respectively for both companies.
State Funded European Energy & Engineering Firms Reap A Jobs Harvest & £Billions From Scotland’s Renewables Sector Claim Unions
Trade unions in Scotland have described the prospect of no work coming from 2 huge wind farm projects as ‘an absolute scandal’.
Workers have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action on the Elgin-Franklin, Shetland Gas Plant, North Alwyn and Dunbar platforms.