Back Home Safe Campaign Launch

Dame Anne has shown her support for Unite the Union’s Back Home Safe campaign.???????????????????????????????

The campaign aims to provide better safety for those who work offshore and is calling for a full independent public inquiry.

Offshore workers can add their comments to the campaign by completing a flight survey at  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HelicopterSafety.

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.”

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