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Tens of Thousands of Offshore Jobs at Risk, UK Union Warns

that oil price wars and a public health pandemic could "drive the North Sea oil and gas industry over the cliff edge, putting tens of thousands of offshore workers out of work, increasing the UK's reliance on imported fossil fuels and extinguishing prospects of a just transition for oil and gas workers."RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "We are extremely concerned at the potential of the current double-edged crisis to permanently damage members’ jobs and conditions, as well as production capacity in the North Sea. We are hearing that exploration projects on the UKCS are

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RMT Concerned Over Offshore Wind Policy

Continental Shelf. This would protect pay and conditions for workers across the offshore wind supply chain, from seafarers transporting infrastructure and expertise to the skilled women and men required to install wind turbines and connect them to the grid.“It would also ensure that offshore oil and gas workers’ with the industry standard OPITO qualifications will be allowed to transfer between sectors free from the barriers unilaterally imposed by the Global Wind Organisation.“The Government’s proposals are woefully unambitious and represent business as usual for companies whose

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Most Norwegian Oil Workers Agree to Wage Deal

Energy firms operating offshore Norway on Wednesday agreed wage deals for 2017 with the two largest trade unions representing oil and gas workers, while talks with a smaller union will continue at a later stage under mandatory mediation rules.   Industri Energi and Safe, representing some 87 percent of Norwegian oil workers, said the outcome of the talks was disappointing, but added they had nevertheless accepted it as they did not have the right to go on strike this year due to a clause in last year's agreement.   Lederne, a third union representing some 13 percent of Norwegian oil and

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New Partnership to Train Iraqi O&G Workers

, and also in the protection of the environments within which we work. “Our training programs are specifically developed and delivered to meet a range of rigorous professional standards in line with the needs of the industry, now and in years to come.   “It’s vital that oil and gas workers are exposed to the potential risks and are equipped with the skills and knowledge to ensure compliance in the hazardous, high-risk and hostile environments.   “Working in partnership with industry bodies like the EUIEC ensures that our training is going some way in building the

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Oil & Gas Skills Body Invests in Eastern Mediterranean

in oil and gas and provide training to transfer existing skills among Cypriots into those needed in oil and gas. Chris Wright, formerly with OPITO in Dubai, has been appointed to head up the Cyprus office and will be responsible for building a safety training infrastructure to ensure Cypriot oil and gas workers are trained to OPITO’s world class standards. He will work closely with the government and local officials to roll out a strategy aimed at aligning education routes with job roles in the sector and promoting the need for transferable skills, so the existing workforce can access new careers

O&G Sector Tarnishes Strong US Jobs Report

struggling industry.   A roughly 50 percent drop in oil prices since June has pummeled the U.S. oil sector, prompting a quick drop in activity. The number of oil rigs active in the United States has fallen 40 percent since October.   The mining sector of the workforce, which includes oil and gas workers, fell by 9,300 to 844,500 last month, according to the Labor Department's February payrolls report on Friday, driven by a fall in oil and gas drilling activity.   The losses added to a 5,800 drop in January.   Jobs in the oil extraction sub-sector, which includes rig workers

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New Oil & Gas App for Training Records

training is needed for their specific role onshore or offshore. It will also provide information on the network of OPITO-approved training providers in 40 countries around the world so they can quickly find their nearest approved centre. With as much as 80% of the estimated 1.5million oil and gas workers worldwide employed on a contracting basis, the app is expected to deliver tangible benefits to both industry employees and employers. “The need for every offshore worker to be trained to appropriate safety standards and the creation of a system for logging their certification were

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