The campaign aims to provide better safety for those who work offshore and is calling for a full independent public inquiry.
If you don’t work offshore, but you would like to support the campaign, you can sign an online petition at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HelicopterPetition
Regional officer for Unite, Tommy Campbell, said: “Over 1500 offshore workers have already backed a petition calling for action which will be presented to Oil and Gas UK in December.” He added: “Overwhelmingly, offshore workers are demanding action from the industry to improve the safety of offshore helicopter flights, Oil and Gas UK must now act.”
Anne commented: “The Offshore industry is not only important to the economy and prosperity of the North-East, but is one of the main economic drivers in the UK. It is a crucial industry, but the wealth it creates should not come at the cost of the lives and well-being of the people who work in it. That’s why Unite’s campaign to ensure that those working off-shore return back home safe is vital.”