Pay offshore seafarers the minimum wage, union demands
RMT today engaged in protests in Aberdeen following revelation that UK Government guidance on fair pay will not affect those working in UK waters
THE NATIONAL UNION OF RAIL, MARITIME AND TRANSPORT WORKERS (RMT) carried out protests in Aberdeen today (26 February), calling for the enforcement of the national minimum wage (NMW) for seafarers on commercial vessels in the North Sea.
UK energy minister attacked for North Sea oil comments
Kirsty Blackman MP argues “the only thing the Tories are consistent on is their gross mismanagement of the North Sea oil and gas industry”
NEW UK ENERGY MINISTER Claire Perry has been harshly criticised by environmentalists and opposition politicians following her declaration that “We want to squeeze every last drop” of oil from the North Sea basin.
Aberdeen MP says Tories have "dithered" through oil price crash as thousands of jobs are lost
Aberdeen MP Kirsty Blackman made the accusations amid Tory calls for oil industry tax reform
KIRSTY BLACKMAN, SNP MP for Aberdeen North, has accused the UK Government of exploiting the North Sea oil industry at the expense of Scottish jobs.
Urgent debate on EVEL granted as Commons leader lists the Scotland Bill as "English only"
Kirsty Blackman says response is typical of "ham fisted and shambolic" Tory plans
HOUSE OF COMMONS speaker John Bercow has sanctioned an urgent three hour debate on the Tories' plans to implement "English Votes for English Laws".
It follows an incredulity from the SNP benches after Aberdeen North MP Kirsty Blackman received a response from the Leader of the House, Chris Grayling, which designated the Scotland Bill as "England and Wales only".