Unite repeats calls for jobs transparency at Wood Group

Unite repeats calls for jobs transparency at Wood Group

05 April 2017

Scotland’s biggest offshore union has repeated its calls for transparency on jobs following the takeover of oil and gas operator Amec Foster Wheeler by Wood Group.

On 13 March, Wood Group announced it was to buy out Amec Foster Wheeler in a deal worth £2.2 billion.

Today (Wed 5 Apr) the company has been quoted in the media saying that is looking for ‘efficiencies’ and ‘synergies’ – but has still not told workers what its plans will mean in practice.

Unite regional officer John Boland said: “We have met with Wood Group since the announcement of their merger with Amec Foster Wheeler, and asked them specifically about the possible impact. But we have still not been given details of the company’s plans on jobs. 

“It is incredibly disappointing that the company are making public statements about efficiency savings, without first speaking to workers and their representatives about what that means. We need full transparency and consultation over any future changes that will affect staff.”


Notes to editors

For further information contact Unite Scotland press officer David Eyre on 07960 451631.