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Transport Select Committee Report into Offshore Helicopter Safety

We can report a very positive development in support of RMT's campaign to improve the safety of helicopter transport in the offshore oil and gas industry. MPs on the cross-party Parliamentary Transport Select Committee have formally supported the union's call for a full and independent public inquiry into the impact on offshore helicopter safety from the commercial pressure applied in the sector by oil and gas companies.

Further Information on New EBS

Please click in the link below to read further information provided by Step Change in Safety on the new category Emergency Breathing Systems.


HSSG Snapshot - EBS-1

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COTA Ballot Results

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COTA Wage Ballot Results 14-16


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Offshore Living Accommodation

Here in the OILC branch we were intrigued to hear allegations recently of some companies actually installing a 3rd pull down bed in some cabins. We know that companies are looking to exploit the use of existing third bunks, but we have to question the retrospective fitting of third bunks and need to know about this. …

Calling all budding pop stars !!

Are you the King or Queen of your local karaoke ??  Want to leave the drill floor for the stage boards ??  Swap your OIM for Kylie Minogue ??  Chopper flights for limousines ??  Then we have the opportunity for you !!

No to Zero Hours contracts Offshore

TO:  ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL COUNCILS,

REGIONAL OFFICES, COUNCIL OF EXECUTIVES & HO OFFICERS.

 Dear Members,

 House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee

 Report on Zero Hours Contracts

 The impact on rail safety and employment rights of zero hours contracts in the rail industry and offshore has been severely criticised by the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee in a hard hitting report released on 14th April. …

OCA - Details of latest offer

Dear Colleagues,

I set out below the details of the offer being made to the Unite and GMB unions from the OCA for 2014-15. Your union, RMT-OILC has no input into these pay talks and it would be inappropriate for us to comment on them, we’ll leave that to you.

The AAIB Bulletin S6/2013

Please download and read the AAIB bulletin regarding the ditching of a Super puma L2 on the 23rd August 2013 resulting in 4 fatalities.


aaib report

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RMT-OILC - Helicopter Update

Subject: RMT-OILC- Helicopter Update 03/08/13


Circular No: IR/513/13 Our Ref: SH/14/10
3rd September 2013 TO ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL COUNCILS & REGIONAL OFFICES

Dear colleagues, Helicopter Flights – UPDATE

E-Petition -Impact of migrant labour in the diving and offshore industry.

Circular No: NP/0201/13

To all Branches

Our ref: S1/2

30th July 2013 


Dear Colleagues


E-petition on impact of migrant labour in the diving and offshore industry

I write to request that RMT members sign the above e-petition which highlights the damaging affect on UK divers and offshore workers from cost-cutting recruitment practices in the offshore sector.

COTA_2014-16_offer.

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Helicopter Safety Steering Group - Latest News

In order to best represent the views of the offshore workforce, the Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) needs your opinions on UK offshore helicopter safety. In support of this initiative we are asking you to take just a few minutes to complete the very short online survey below. …

aaib report

 

"Piper 25" is a three day conference being held in Aberdeen between the 18th & 20th of June to mark the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha tragedy which happened on July 6th 1988 and claimed the lives of 167 men.…

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Attention all offshore safety reps - New Safety Rep training – at last !

A NEW standard for offshore safety rep training which aims to advance the critical role of elected safety representatives (ESRs) in minimising the risk of accidents and improving safety is to be rolled out in the North Sea .

Sick of all those whingers, all talk and no action.......

Attached is two PDF,s of a new A3 and A4 size poster that has been designed for "freeloaders" who constantly sit in tea shacks and whine about there lot, they wont join a union and they wont put their hand in their pocket. …

COTA 2012-14 Ballot Result

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Social dumping - you could be next!

We call on all our offshore members and offshore workers generally to sign the linked e-petition regarding the social dumping which is happening now in the shipping sector. It is vital that we support our colleagues with this campaign, as should they fail to halt this exploitation then it could be coming to a place near you very soon.

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ODIA News - Offshore Diving Industry Agreement.

ODIA News

Offshore Diving Industry Agreement

2012 – 2015


RMT’s Regional Organiser, Jake Molloy and elected workforce diving company reps met with Offshore Diving Industry Agreement (ODIA) employers on July 18

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Extension of National Employers Savings Trust (NEST) to seafarers and offshore workers

Dear Colleague


Extension of National Employers Savings Trust (NEST) to seafarers and offshore workers


Further to the Circular No. 137/11, I write to update branches and activists of progress in our ongoing campaign to extend the statutory savings scheme NEST to seafarers and offshore workers.

HSE releases findings from safety rep inspection project

The Health and Safety Executive has finally released the report on the Inspection Project conducted in 2010 looking at compliance with, and the effectiveness of, the offshore Safety Representative regulations, "Offshore Installations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committees) Regulations 1989", commonly referred to as SI971. …

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