The Italian oil and gas company Saipem announced on Tuesday that it will reduce its workforce in Europe over the next four years as part of its new strategic plan for 2017-2020.
The shipbuilding industry has been taking a hard hit across Asia, where the world’s top ship and rig builders are based.
Offshore job losses at Boskalis are making unions try to prevent the company from “sacking skilled seafarers and downgrading the quality of jobs”.
The union representing offshore helicopter pilots, Balpa, is holding a meeting in Aberdeen amid escalating job losses due to the offshore industry downturn.
Shell has announced that it will be slashing 250 jobs from its Aberdeen based North Sea onshore operation over the coming year as part of its UK restructuring.