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From The Socialist newspaper, 20 February 2008

Union merger

Members of the Offshore Industry Liaison Committee (OILC) have voted overwhelmingly to merge with the rail and maritime union RMT. OILC members voted by 807 to 207 for a merger which was endorsed by a special general meeting of the RMT last March.

OILC was formed in the aftermath of the Piper Alpha disaster and has played an important role in fighting for safe working conditions on North Sea oil rigs.

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trianglePiper Alpha: The price of profit -167 workers' lives

RMT:

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Oil:

triangleCatastrophic energy bill hike - a crisis made by capitalism

triangleFight for socialism to end climate destruction

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