Lobby the Scottish Parliament Offshore Helicopter safety debate : Tuesday 24 October

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Hi All

Can you please let me know  if  you will be able to attend the Scottish Parliament  to lobby MSPs  on helicopter safety offshore debate:   Lewis MacDonalds Labour MSPs motion will be debated

If you are a Unite member and interested in attending on Tuesday 24 of October, please get in touch (contact details below)

Information on the motion

Motion S5M-07724: Lewis Macdonald, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 18/09/2017
Workforce Concerns Regarding Helicopter Safety in the North Sea
That the Parliament understands that the Civil Aviation Authority has lifted the ban on the use of Superpuma H225LP and AS332L2 helicopters in the UK despite continuing concerns over the safety of these helicopters among offshore workers; further understands that Airbus, the manufacturer of Superpuma helicopters, has carried out a survey of North Sea workers and aircrew in order to establish their attitudes towards helicopter safety; notes the finding that 62% of respondents would be unlikely to fly in a Superpuma helicopter, given a choice; further notes that 44% of respondents were unaware of work done to improve safety since the Superpuma crash in April 2016, including increased monitoring and inspection measures and more regular replacement of gearbox components; recognises that Unite the Union has launched a petition opposing the reintroduction of the Superpuma helicopters, signed by thousands of offshore workers in the North East Scotland parliamentary region and across the country, who remain concerned about their safety and reputation, and notes calls for flights in these Superpuma helicopters to not resume.
Supported by: Iain Gray, Mark Griffin, Tavish Scott, Colin Beattie, Maree Todd, Fulton MacGregor, Elaine Smith, Rhoda Grant, Neil Findlay, Graeme Dey, Daniel Johnson, Mairi Gougeon, Stuart McMillan, Richard Leonard, Bill Kidd, Clare Haughey, Kenneth Gibson, Liam McArthur, Richard Lochhead, Claire Baker, Richard Lyle, Monica Lennon, John Finnie

Current Status: Achieved Cross Party Support

Information on Unites Back Home Safe Campaign 2017





Can you please pass on – as appropriate to your contacts

For more information on attending the Scottish Parliament


Unite Offshore team

Unite Organiser Billy Donohoe
07919 880 850

Aberdeen Regional Officers


01224 645 271



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