A total of 1,650 North Sea oil and gas workers will step out today, Thursday June 1, 2023, in the industry’s biggest event strike on profits, wages and conditions.
Rosemary Harris will present a screening of the Offshore documentary about energy workers at the Cinema Climatic film screening at the Paintworks in Bristol on Saturday June 17, 2023. Buy your ticket now.
The walkout will affect billions of oil and gas operators, including Apache, BP, Harbor Energy, Enquest, Repsol, Shell, TAQA and Ithaca, which partly owns the controversial Rosebank oilfield. It follows previous rounds of strikes in April and May.
Data published tuesday by the Office for National Statistics shows that North Sea oil and gas companies have just recorded their highest annual profit margins in more than a decade.
Rosemary Harris, Just Transition Campaign Manager at Platform, said: “Oil companies treat workers like a political football, talk about protecting jobs when it suits them and fire people when this is not the case.
“Oil and gas have long been bad for jobsFor energy security and for the climate. Workers don’t need meaningless platitudes about industry and government jobs, they need their demands for a just transition to be taken seriously.
“Labor commitment blocking new oil and gas developments lays the foundation for protecting jobs, communities and the climate.
“We cannot allow oil companies solely interested in their profit margins to get in the way of the creation of green jobsaffordable energy and a livable planet.
Brendan Montague is the editor of The environmentalist. Rosemary Harris will present a screening of the Offshore documentary about energy workers at the Cinema Climatic film screening at the Paintworks in Bristol on Saturday June 17, 2023. Buy your ticket now.