A vigil is to be held in Orkney at 4pm today, 26th February, on the Green, St Magnus Cathedral. Details here: No War in Ukraine Vigil
Sanctions? Sovcomflot Russia’s Largest Shipping Company
Sovcomflot’s NS Champion, which also sails under a Liberian flag, left the port of Birkenhead today, 25th February, and is due in at Flotta, Orkney on Tuesday March 1st.
Agreement Reached for Shetland Towage Workers
A 15-year long dispute with Shetland Islands Council (SIC) over a Long Service Award payments has been resolved.
Shetland Towage Workers On Course For Overtime Ban
Around 40 towage workers employed by Shetland Islands Council (SIC) are set to begin an overtime ban on 5 July
Sullom Voe Overtime Ban By Towage Workers Draws Nearer
“We are hoping that common sense prevails and the Council give our members what they are owed, which is the same as their fellow workers.”
Workers Set to take Strike Action at Sullom Voe Terminal, Shetland
Industrial action is planned for the middle of May, which could result in a significant shock to oil processing and supplies.
Trade Union Considering Legal Action Against Worley Redundancies at Sullom Voe
“It is a disgraceful way to treat a workforce that have worked at Sullom Voe for many years, to discard them with no care or thought as to how they will survive.”
Sullom Voe Workers To Take Strike Action
Members of Unite the union at Sullom Voe Terminal, Shetland have voted for strike action by 94%.
Sullom Voe Workers to be Balloted on Industrial Action
“Strike action is now on the table and a real prospect.”
Job Cuts at Sullom Voe, Shetland
There will now be a 6 weeks consultation period on the loss of 60 full time jobs and 20 other positions currently filled by contractors.