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  • Puma helicopter

    Offshore helicopter tragedies should compel fatal accident law reform25 September 2013

    Unite is urging the Scottish government to back legislative proposals that could provide essential reform of the Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) process ahead of a crucial parliamentary debate tomorrow (Thursday 26th September).

  • Oil refinery

    Unite vows to defend Grangemouth workers and their future24 September 2013

    The move comes as the company threatens the union with legal action over its claims that a `culture of fear' was settling at the Grangemouth site following moves by the employer to remove a trade union official, a loyal and long-serving member of the workforce.

  • Puma helicopter

    Unite response to CAA review - Offshore Helicopter Safety24 September 2013

    Sparked by the latest Super Puma tragedy in August, where four offshore workers from the Borgsten Dolphin platform lost their lives, Unite has been very clear that we now need a forensic analysis of UK offshore health and safety that will help deliver essential reform.

  • Oil refinery

    Unite urges action to avoid Grangemouth dispute20 September 2013

    Unite is urging Jim Ratcliffe, the majority owner of Ineos, to put an end to the "sinister" victimisation of Stevie Deans, the Unite senior shop steward at Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland.

  • Build Up Skills UK

    POSTPONED - Build Up Skills UK - the role of trade unions17 September 2013

    The Build Up Skills UK event for 6th November has been postponed until the new year due to unforeseen circumstances. If you have already registered, you should receive notification & your details will be retained to inform you when the event will be reconvened. If you want to keep in touch with the overall Build Up Skills initiative, please monitor the official Build Up Skills UK www.buildupskillsuk.org/ & unionlearn websites www.unionlearn.org.uk

  • Inside Sellafield

    Unite welcomes new government consultation on radioactive waste12 September 2013

    Unite has welcomed the government's announcement that it will launch a new consultation to address the options for managing radioactive waste

  • Puma helicopter

    Unite calls for public inquiry into safety of Super Pumas9 September 2013

    Unite calls for public inquiry into safety of Super Puma helicopters North Sea, following the fatal accident last month.

  • Puma helicopter

    AAIB report does nothing to lift fears over helicopter safety5 September 2013

    Unite believes that today’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) special bulletin continues to miss the point of offshore workers concerns over the Super Puma fleet and leaves key questions unanswered.

  • Puma helicopter

    Parliament doesn’t need to wait on offshore safety reform4 September 2013

    Unite says the Scottish government doesn’t have to wait on the final report of the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) into the latest fatal helicopter crash to begin the process of reforming offshore health and safety.

  • Puma helicopter

    Unite demands evidence, not opinion, on North Sea safety30 August 2013

    The continued grounding of the L2 fleet – the same type involved in last Friday’s crash resulting in four fatalities and also in the April 2009 crash with sixteen fatalities - is the bare minimum that the industry can do until the recovered black box’s data fully establishes why this tragedy occurred.