A UNION boss today called on the UK Government to help the oil industry after more job losses were announced.
Technology firm GE Oil and Gas is consulting workers on plans to reduce the head count at its Peterhead base.
Jake Molloy, regional organiser for the RMT, said “incentivised tax breaks” were needed to persuade operators to stick with the North Sea.
He said: “You’ve just got to wonder, how many jobs have to go before there’s a reaction from Westminster?
“If it was manufacturing or car production or the railways, we’d be hearing from Ministers.”
GE Oil and Gas said it was too early to say how many posts were at risk at its Blackhouse Way base, where around 130 people make components for the energy industry.
A spokesman said: “As a result of increasingly challenging market conditions, we are announcing proposals to implement workforce reductions at GE’s Pressure Control supply chain facility.
“This proposal is not something that we take lightly, but we believe that it is the right approach for the long-term health of the business.”
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