16 April 2020
RMT Press Office:
RMT divers join millions celebrating the work of Britain’s essential workers and NHS heroes from 100 meters under the North Sea
With millions expected to once again join the clapping and mark of solidarity with Britain’s essential workers and NHS heroes at eight pm tonight members of offshore union RMT have sent their own message of support from over 100 meters below the North Sea.
The picture linked below is of RMT professional divers from the support vessel Rever Polaris sending their personal thanks to the NHS. The divers are working 110 metres down on the Jura Field for Total.
In addition, RMT has had reports of over 100 diver medics signing up as volunteers to help ease the pressure on NHS staff during the Covid-19 emergency.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“RMT is proud of our members who are carrying out their own essential work deep below the North Sea taking the trouble to send out their own message of support to our NHS workers. This is what trade union solidarity is all about.
“RMT members are keeping the energy supplies flowing, the trains, tubes, lorries and buses running and the ships bringing essential supplies sailing.
“It is the efforts of a huge army of essential workers across a wide range of services that will pull us through this crisis and they deserve every bit of the public support that will be on display again this evening.”