North Sea unions to meet with Transport Minister Humza Yousaf – Scottish Parliament – Tuesday 19th December;
Unite Scotland’s Tommy Campbell will be available for interview after the meeting with the minister at around 1530.
Lewis Macdonald MSP lodged a Members motion opposing the return of the Super Puma 225 helicopter to fly workers from the heliports in the North Sea to the oil rigs in the sector. The motion was heard on 24th October.
Unite lobbied the Parliament on the same day. Here is a link to a short video of that event.
The Transport Minister Humza Yousaf replied to the debate and invited the trade unions to make submissions to him on the reasons why the the North Sea must stay Puma free.
Those submissions will be made by the trade unions on Tuesday 19th December 2017. Unite’s regional co-ordinating officer Tommy Campbell will lead the delegation.He will be available for media interview on Tuesday 19th at 1530.
Tommy Campbell said: “We are determined that the North Sea should remain Puma free.
The only way the workers there can stop the return of the Puma is to join Unite,
or one of the other trade unions in the industry.
A strongly unionised workforce means that the oil companies will recognise that any comeback for the Super Puma means a battle. To be fair many of the major oil companies and contractors have already told us that they have no intention of contracting with companies which want to use the Super Puma.
We want to persuade the minister that he should support that. “No Comeback for the Super Puma Keep the North Sea Puma Free”
Tommy Campbell / 07810 157920
Bob Wylie / Unite Comms / 07711 751570
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