Offshore workers’ demands for a just energy transition
We need a rapid transition away from oil and gas that protects workers, communities and the climate. But the government has no plan to phase out oil and gas production in the North Sea.
Oil and gas workers are ready to lead a just transition away from oil and gas, but they are caught in a trap of exploitation and fear created by oil and gas companies. Working conditions are plummeting, just as profits, prices and temperatures are soaring.
The UK and Scottish Governments must listen to workers to make this transition work for all of us.
Over the past two years, we’ve come together with offshore workers to build demands for a just energy transition. These workers developed 10 demands covering training and skills, pay, job creation, investment and public ownership.
Why not embark on a campaign to portray wind energy and other renewables as a community resource that’s ours?…It is ours and our children’s future, it belongs to us. – Alistair, Rigger.
We surveyed over 1000 additional offshore workers and over 90% agreed with these demands. This plan is comprehensive in scope, transformative in scale and deliverable now.
The ‘Our Power’ campaign manual provides an overview of how to deliver on the 10 worker demands. It contains ideas for how you can fight for a just transition in the UK North Sea.
Methodology & Lessons Learned
We have developed a ‘Methodology and Lessons Learned’ briefing for anyone who is interested in climate justice and wants to learn more about how we spoke to offshore oil and gas workers, what the process looked like, and what lessons we learned.
Workers and campaigners available for interview. Contact Marianne Brooker, Platform’s Communications Manager, for further information.