Your Future, Your Views - We need your views today

In June 2019 our members accepted the 2019/20 pay offer being tabled by COTA. Now that the issue of COTA pay bargaining is settled for the next 9 months or so Unite Offshore is planning some more detailed work on other issues affecting the Offshore Catering workforce.

This survey will help us to get your views on some specific issues as part of our broader Unite Offshore, Your Future, In Your Hands campaign.

In particular we are looking for your views on

· Ad Hoc and Precarious work in offshore catering - including the impact on mental health and wellbeing,

· Your Offshore Rotas - including the impact upon mental health and wellbeing,

· What you would like to change  about your work on your particular rig or with your particular offshore catering employer.

Get Active, Get Organised, Get Involved. You can be a spectator in a future that is written for you, or you can be an author of what is written. Unite Offshore: Your Future, In Your Hands.

A better future is possible, if you choose to fight for it.

Help us achieve this by taking five minutes to share your views today.

All and any individual responses will be held as strictly private & confidential to Unite and will at no time be shared with management/HR or any other 3rd party.

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Email Address

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* 3. Mobile number

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* 4. Which Offshore Catering Company do you work for?

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* 5. Name of Installation/Rig you normally mobilise to.

If Ad Hoc or if you have no set installation please write "Ad Hoc"

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* 6. Job Title

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* 7. Union membership.

I am a member of:

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* 8. Job Security:

How secure do you feel in your current employment? (Please check the box that best reflects your view of your current employment security)

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* 9. Job Security: 

How are you employed on your rig/installation?

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* 10. Job Security:

About your employment contract. Please check the box that best reflects your current contractual position

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* 11. Job Security:

How many times have you been made redundant and then re-employed (either by the same or a different company) offshore in the last 4 years?

Please check the box that best applies to your situation

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* 12. Job Security

How many times in the last 5 years have you felt under threat of redundancy?

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* 13. Job Security:

Is there anything else you would like to tell Unite about your job security

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* 14. Rotas:

What rota are you currently working

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* 15. Rotas:

Which of the statements below best reflects your view of offshore rotas

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* 16. Rotas

Please tell us, in your own words, your view of offshore rotas and how they impact upon you

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* 17. Issues specific to your employer or your rig

In addition to us asking questions about the big issues, like precarious work and offshore rotas, we also need to know what other, perhaps more local, issues are affecting you at work?

(Some ideas to get you started: Perhaps there are problems with understaffing, or the quality of equipment, ingredients, uniforms/PPE provided. Alternatively, you might have issues with travel to your point of mobilisation or other pre-mob arrangements.)

Let us know the top 3 things that you would like to change about your employment with your specific company or on your specific rig

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* 18. Offshore Trade Union Safety Reps:

Unite is calling for a return of independent trade union (TU) safety reps offshore.

Please check the box that best applies to your view of these calls and share any other opinions in the box below

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* 19. Mental Health Offshore

Mental Health at work is a complex subject. We do not intend to ask about this subject in-depth at this time.

However, the RGU study found that 3 week working had a detrimental impact upon mental health. 

Which of the statements below best describe the impact of three week working upon your mental health and wellbeing? (Check all boxes next to the statements you identify/agree with)

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* 20. Mental Health Offshore:

Research in different sectors of the UK economy has shown that precarious or insecure work can impact upon mental health and wellbeing.

Please check all of the statements below that you would agree/identify with

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* 21. Mental Health Offshore

Are there any other areas of work that offshore that impact upon your mental health and wellbeing? If so, please tell us in your own words.

If you have any concerns about your ability to cope you can speak with your Unite Rep or Official. You can also speak to your GP or call any of the specialist mental health charities below:

Mind: 0300 123 3393 or text 86463
Samaritans: 116 123 (free calls)
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably): 0300 585 858

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* 22. Internet Access

Unite Offshore is aware that the quality of internet access, in particular Wifi signal strength is in consistent offshore. Some operators have good internet access while others have very poor internet access.

Good access to the internet is important, particularly for staying in touch with family and friends during offshore rotation periods.

How would you generally characterise the quality of internet access offshore (please check the box that reflects your views):

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* 23. Your Future, In Your Hands.

The real power of a trade union comes from high membership density and high membership participation.

If we are to make a real difference in the months and years ahead we need as many members and workers to participate in union activity as possible.

Can you help out in any of the following ways? (Please check all boxes that apply to you)

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* 24. Is there anything that your particular employer is doing right now (big or small) that is annoying you and your colleagues at work?

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