Norway - Fatal accident sparks debate on off-shore safety - January 31, 2016

The off-shore industry is an industry with high risk, but everything is done to keep oil workers quiet about safety concerns. That is the conclusion of trade union Industri Energi after another fatal accident. People look the other way when observing hazardous conditions, rather than reporting it. Oil workers take risks rather than refraining from carrying out dangerous operations. The oil workers on multi-purpose vessels in the North Sea are outside the law. If you treat workers as casual labourers, they will keep their mouths shut. Permanent employment is crucial for safety. To speak up about security concerns, requires a basic level of work security, of workers’ rights. To know that your job does not disappear because you report irregularities.

English: http://www.industrienergi.no/2016/01/offshore-worker-killed-on-a-ship …    

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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