UK Unions Condemn Current Shift Rota
“The prize of better lives can only be achieved through a union organized workforce,” he added.
Increasing the number of offshore workers covered by RMT collective bargaining agreements would help, Todd said, adding RMT would continue working on its long-standing campaigns, one of which includes strengthening the role of workforce elected safety representatives on installations.
The core UK offshore oil and gas industry workforce, comprising those spending more than 100 days offshore per year, decreased from 28,990 to 23,651 from 2014 to 2016, marking a decline of 18 percent, according to Oil & Gas UK’s latest workforce report.
This report, published in October 2017, also highlighted that the central North Sea harbors the largest number of offshore workers within the UK Continental Shelf, coming in at 22,739, and revealed that the average age of UK offshore oil and gas industry staff increased to 42.7 in 2016, compared to 40.7 in 2014.
Around 15 percent of the UK offshore workforce are non-British citizens, with around half of this 15 percent hailing from the European Union, Oil & Gas UK’s report revealed.
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