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Support For Offshore Oil Workers

EDM number 37 in 1990-91, proposed by Chris Mullin on 08/11/1990.

That this House notes that the Secretary of State has today been handed Lord Cullen's Report on the Piper Alpha disaster and recalls the appalling safety record of the oil companies and contractors on offshore oil installations; notes that these companies, while paying lip service to the need for greater safety, decline to recognise trade unions or to negotiate with them about safety; further notes that some companies have been misusing the OPRIS system to operate an unofficial blacklist of employees who are believed to be active union members; notes that some companies are employing people without the RGIT safety certificate; and calls on the oil companies and their sub-contractors unconditionally to recognise trade unions, cease their abuse of the OPRIS system and to at once begin negotiations with their employees with a view to improving their shameful safety record, or else to recognise that a future Government may make operating licences conditional upon the recognition of trade unions and the implementation of appropriate safety precautions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 46 MPs.

Chris Mullin08/11/1990Sunderland SouthProposed
Ernie Ross08/11/1990Dundee WestSigned
John McAllion08/11/1990Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey08/11/1990Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Roland Boyes08/11/1990Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie08/11/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
James Wray13/11/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Terry Davis13/11/1990Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Martyn Jones13/11/1990Clwyd South WestSigned
Eric Illsley13/11/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Harry Ewing14/11/1990Falkirk EastSigned
Dennis Turner14/11/1990Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jack Thompson14/11/1990WansbeckSigned
Gerry Steinberg14/11/1990Durham, City ofSigned
Kevin Barron14/11/1990Rother ValleySigned
Alexander Eadie14/11/1990MidlothianSigned
Bob Cryer14/11/1990Bradford SouthSigned
Tom Cox14/11/1990TootingSigned
Bill Michie14/11/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
David Lambie14/11/1990Cunninghame SouthSigned
Roy Hughes14/11/1990Newport EastSigned
Doug Hoyle14/11/1990Warrington NorthSigned
John Home Robertson14/11/1990East LothianSigned
Norman Hogg14/11/1990Cumbernauld & KilsythSigned
Terry Patchett14/11/1990Barnsley EastSigned
Robert Parry14/11/1990Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Peter Pike14/11/1990BurnleySigned
Eddie Loyden14/11/1990Liverpool, GarstonSigned
John Evans15/11/1990St Helens NorthSigned
Mildred Gordon15/11/1990Bow and PoplarSigned
Maria Fyfe15/11/1990Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
David Clelland15/11/1990Tyne BridgeSigned
Austin Mitchell15/11/1990Great GrimsbySigned
John Smith15/11/1990Vale of GlamorganSigned
Joyce Quin15/11/1990Gateshead EastSigned
Keith Bradley20/11/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Dawn Primarolo22/11/1990Bristol SouthSigned
Jim Cousins26/11/1990Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Denzil Davies27/11/1990LlanelliSigned
Tommy Graham28/11/1990Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Robert Wareing03/12/1990Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Nigel Griffiths06/12/1990Edinburgh SouthSigned
Calum MacDonald06/12/1990Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Gavin Strang06/12/1990Edinburgh EastSigned
Audrey Wise22/04/1991PrestonSigned
Ken Livingstone29/04/1991Brent EastSigned

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