Platform survey of offshore oil and gas workers
I am writing to encourage offshore oil and gas members, including those in diving and subsea roles to complete a survey produced by the Platform campaign group, a pro-worker organisation which your Union has been working with to mitigate the impact of job cuts in the offshore oil and gas industry on our members.
A poster promoting the survey is attached and I would urge you to pin this to notice boards offshore and in RMT regional offices. Our fellow OCG unions, Unite, GMB, Nautilus, Balpa and Prospect are all encouraging their respective members to take part in the Platform survey.
At a recent online evidence session with the Just Transition Commission in Scotland, RMT and Platform representatives pressed the employers (OGUK) and regulator (OGA) to address offshore workers’ growing insecurity and worries over the future.
Building alliances with pro-trade union organisations in the environmental movement like Platform is essential to protecting offshore oil and gas workers’ jobs and livelihoods. The move to net zero carbon in Scotland by 2045 and by 2050 in the rest of the UK as oil and gas reserves under the North Sea become harder to extract demand that we forge these links. The information gathered from this survey will be a massive boost to your Union’s campaign and I urge you to take part and to join the public fight for a worker-led Just Transition.
You will be kept informed of all further developments.