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Offshore Coordinating Group publishes new research into offshore safety

29th April 2016

The Offshore Co-ordinating Group (OCG) is today publishing a new report, ‘Safety Critical Offshore Workers in the UK Oil and Gas Sector: Hours, Shifts and Schedules’, commissioned from the Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER), Strathclyde University. The report draws on current research evidence to consider the implications for health, safety and wellbeing of a change from two weeks offshore, two weeks onshore (2/2) to three weeks offshore/onshore (3/3) working schedules.

Workers gather throughout Scotland to mark Workers Memorial Day

28th April 2016

Over lunchtime today trade unionists will gather to remember those who have lost their lives as a result of injury at work or occupational diseases such as mesothelioma and commit to fight for safer and healthier workplaces across the world. Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary, said “HSE statistics show that 20 Scottish workers left home to go to work and did not return home in the last year, across the United Kingdom 192 families lost loved ones through work related injury.

STUC on Government Trade Union Bill Climb Down

27th April 2016

Commenting on the latest government climb down on Trade Union Bill STUC General Secretary Grahame Smith said "This latest climb down is a testament to the strength of the campaigning by unions to protect their members rights and further exposes the lack of democracy at the heart of the government approach.

Offshore Coordinating Group expresses anger and frustration at ongoing attacks on jobs, terms and conditions

27th April 2016

The recently established Offshore Coordinating Group (OCG) is today expressing anger and frustration at the ongoing and severe attacks on jobs, terms and conditions being driven by large operators in the oil and gas industry.

STUC on labour market statistics

20th April 2016

Commenting on publication of the latest labour market statistics for Scotland, Grahame Smith, STUC General Secretary said: “With increases in unemployment and economic inactivity driven by a significant fall in employment, today’s statistics provide further evidence of the significant slowdown in the Scottish economy over the past year.

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