The UK’s Unite union has pledged to make sure the rights of BP plc workers are protected in the wake of the company’s decision to transfer operations at the Magnus oil field and Sullom Voe Terminal to the independent oil and gas producer EnQuest.
Around 100 BP staff are currently associated with Magnus and associated infrastructure, and approximately 240 with the Sullom Voe Terminal.
“Many people will look on this news as the end of an era, given BP’s long association with the Sullom Voe Terminal and the Magnus field,” Unite regional officer John Boland said.
“BP has said it will now start consultations and Unite is pledged to making sure the rights of our members are protected in any transfer. We are clear - there should be no change to the terms and conditions of any worker moving over to employment by EnQuest,” he added.
“When transfers like this happen, there is often a concern about potential job losses. We strongly hope that is not the case here, and we will be talking with BP and EnQuest to get a clear idea of their plans for the future so our members are fully informed,” Boland concluded.
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