Labour Research March 2016


Oil crisis

The oil crisis has prompted trade unions representing offshore workers to join together to seek solutions to the problem of growing job losses and to ensure there is a future for oil.

Last month the Unite, RMT, GMB, Balpa and Nautilus unions came together at a Scottish TUC-coordinated press conference.

Unite Scotland secretary Pat Rafferty called for an urgent summit, with the aim of bringing together all interested parties, including industry, the Scottish and Westminster governments and unions.

“We’ll be demanding fiscal measures from both governments to address the crisis,” he said.