Unite launches the 'Back Home Safe' campaign

Unite launches the 'Back Home Safe' campaign

04 November 2013

Diary note for Scottish media

When: 10.30 am, Wednesday 6 November 2013

Where: 42-44 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 2TJ

Unite launches the 'Back Home Safe' campaign

Media are invited to the launch of Unite’s ‘Back Home Safe’ campaign which calls for immediate improvements to the safety of offshore helicopter flights. 

The union's demands which reflect the wishes and concerns of Unite members and the wider offshore workforce call for;

Safer emergency lighting and seating configuration on all offshore helicopters to aid evacuation

• Immediate implementation of all safety recommendations from past offshore helicopter incidents

• Independent review to improve contingencies in the event of a ditching to maximise the survival time for workers

• Improved survival equipment and training for workers


For more information or to attend the event contact Willie Thomson on 07810 157 910. Alternatively contact Ciaran Naidoo on 07768 931 315

Notes to editors:

Unite is Britain and Ireland's largest trade union with 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.