Socialist Worker

Health and Safety


Piper Alpha 25 years on: fire killed 167 workers because bosses cut corners

02 July 2013
On the anniversary of the Piper Alpha oil platform disaster, Socialist Worker looks at the union-busting and callous lack of safety that condemned oil workers to death

Workers' grief turned to anger in struggle for offshore safety

02 July 2013
Workers formed the Oilc union in 1988 in the aftermath of Piper Alpha. The battle to build effective offshore union organisation can be a matter of life and death. 

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