28/08/2013

Transport Union Call Off Protest In Favour Of Rally

A transport union have announced plans for a rally in Aberdeen to call for improved safety for workers involved in the offshore oil and gas industry.

The RMT have raised concerns over safety following a helicopter carrying workers from a rig to the Shetland's crashed landed in the North Sea, killing four last Friday.

The union had initially planned a protest outside the base of helicopter operator CHC, but that was called off when an agreement was reached with oil industry employers over union access to offshore installations.

The union will now hold a rally at 11:00 outside its own Crown Street offices, where it is expected to repeat calls for an improved safety regime.

(MH/CD)

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