Union representatives attended an Offshore Co-ordinating Group (OCG) meeting in Aberdeen on 18 April in Aberdeen.
TUC affiliated unions Nautilus International, Balpa, GMB, Prospect and Unite work together on behalf of their members working in the offshore oil and gas/renewables industry.
The OCG was established February 2016 to reinvigorate trade union liaison in the offshore sector to support more effective engagement between unions and employers, government and regulators, incorporating the following aims:-
- To co-ordinate the recruitment and organisation of all employees in the offshore oil and gas, decommissioning and renewables industries and thereafter to seek recognition on their behalf
- To campaign to improve both the quality and security of employment in the offshore sector and the health, safety and wellbeing of all offshore workers
- To organise and pursue effective campaigns on issues identified by the group in the interests of the offshore workforce
- To organise and articulate the collective trade union voice in strategic discussions with Government at all levels, regulators and employer organisations.
Jake Molloy, who has represented the RMT since inception of the OCG, was presented with a memento by Nautilus International national organiser Steve Doran, in recognition of his contribution.
Union activist hands over the baton
Third Engineer Willie Jackson bade a fond farewell to fellow Nautilus Council members in April, following his retirement from the Union’s governing board.
Shipyard visit for RFA as multi role ocean surveillance ship undergoes refit
Royal Fleet Auxiliary Liaison Officer Sean Turner and Nautilus International national organiser Steve Doran met members at Cammell Lairds shipyard in April both shoreside and onboard Proteus, the multi role ocean surveillance ship (MROSS)