UK oil and gas job losses ‘to reach 120,000’

The number of jobs lost due to the downturn in the oil and gas industry in the UK could reach 120,000 by the end of 2016. Jobs fell by an estimated 84,000 to around 370,000 last year and are forecast to reduce by a further 40,000 by the end of this year, new figures released […]

Ewing fights for future of Longannet

Scotland’s Energy Minister Fergus Ewing says his government will try to stop Longannet power station from closing. Speaking in Holyrood yesterday, Mr Ewing said there was a determination to support the workers of the power station in Fife, which now faces closure after missing out on National Grid voltage contracts. He said: “ScottishPower has stated […]

npower’s job cut plans ‘about costs and naked greed’

Unions have slammed npower over its plans to outsource thousands of British jobs to India, claiming they are about the energy firm’s “naked greed”. GMB said npower’s claims that its plans are part of an effort to increase customer experience “has nothing to do with that and everything to do with costs”. The energy giant […]