Energy and Utilities - news

  • Inside Sellafield

    Sellafield workers campaign for a future30 August 2013

    The Sellafield Workers Campaign is launching a three point plan to sustain and develop 10,000 jobs at the site which are crucial to Cumbria and the UK's economic success. Over the next five years Sellafield will generate over £1 billion of revenue for the local supply chain.

  • Puma helicopter

    Helicopter safety meeting ‘a critical moment’ for UK offshore industry28 August 2013

    Unite will tell offshore industry leaders at a crucial meeting of the Helicopter Safety Steering Group in Aberdeen today that all Super Pumas must remain grounded until the cause of Friday’s crash is identified

  • Apprenticeships - how local government is making a difference - best practice examples from Labour councils in England, the Smith Institute

    apprenticeships – how local government is making a difference17 July 2013

    Best practice examples from Labour councils in England, published by The Smith Institute, July 2013

  • Piper 25 Workforce Involvement Day

    PIPER25 Workforce Involvement Day19 June 2013

    To coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster, Step Change in Safety & the HSE are jointly running a Workforce Involvement Day, at the AECC on Wednesday 19 June 2013 which will run in parallel with PIPER25 –a three-day offshore safety conference run by Oil & Gas UK. Please click here for further information about this conference. There will be 50 free spaces made available for Elected Safety Representatives .

  • Piper Alpha 25 years on, June 2013 newsletter

    Piper Alpha 25 years on17 June 2013

    On 6th July 1988 the seas 200 kilometres south east of Aberdeen were turned into a scene of total devastation. Of the 226 people working on the Piper Alfa oil platform, 165 died & two rescue workers perished.25 years on Unite has published a special leaflet on the tragedy & what lessons must be learned. Download a copy here.

  • Piper 25 Workforce Involvement Day

    Unite puts health & safety on agenda ahead of Piper Alpha Conference17 June 2013

    Unite offshore representatives will attend this week’s Oil & Gas UK ‘Piper 25’ Conference in Aberdeen (Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20), calling for the oil and gas industry to intensify its health and safety agenda for the 21st century.

  • Oil refinery

    2 years on - Chevron Pembroke Refinery Explosion3 June 2013

    It is now 2 years since an explosion and fire at the Chevron Pembroke Refinery, 2 June 2011, killed 4 workers and very seriously injured another.

  • JLR factory

    Unite warns against complacency as manufacturing output nudges upwards3 June 2013

    Unite has welcomed the 'slight improvement' in manufacturing output but has warned against complacency as the sector continues to 'bump along the bottom'.

  • SRG

    Decimating Scottish Coal would ‘beggar belief’24 April 2013

    Unite members in Scottish Coal will tell Energy Minister Fergus Ewing this evening (Wednesday 24th April) that it is in the ‘national interest’ for the Scottish Government to reverse the closure of six open-cast mines, saving up to 590 jobs in the process.

  • SRG

    Unite demands action by Scottish Government on Scottish Coal20 April 2013

    Unite, the UK's largest union, is demanding action in the ‘national interest’ by the Scottish Government to support Scottish Coal and save the six open cast in East Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and Fife.