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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.
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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. …
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 !!
TO: ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL COUNCILS,
REGIONAL OFFICES, COUNCIL OF EXECUTIVES & HO OFFICERS.
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. …
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.
Please download and read the AAIB bulletin regarding the ditching of a Super puma L2 on the 23rd August 2013 resulting in 4 fatalities.
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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
Circular No: NP/0201/13
To all Branches
Our ref: S1/2
30th July 2013
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.
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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. …
"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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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 .
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. …
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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.
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…
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.