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Oil workers rally for safety

by John Connon
Issue No. 2369

Oil workers rallied at RMT union headquarters in Aberdeen last week. The rally was for offshore safety after four workers died in a helicopter crash off Shetland earlier this month.

RMT members joined reps from a Norwegian offshore trade union, Industri Energi, and relatives of the 16 men killed in a 2009 helicopter crash. 

The union called off a protest at CHC helicopter operator’s Aberdeen base after the rig owners allowed the union access to workers offshore. Many expressed concern at the state of health and safety.

John Connon

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Tue 3 Sep 2013, 18:26 BST
Issue No. 2369
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