Typical Dunderdale... "as soon as somebody gives me my opinion, I will let you know what it is!!"
Posted: 10/15/2012 1:09:18 AM
Al response to Rkm :
Nobody is forced to do anything,however flying offshore is part of the job.My friend is not forced to drive at night in bad weather.But if he parks the truck he doesn't make it to the late night ferry sailing,and loses a days pay.Nobody is forced to do anything,but if you want the job and the bucks,you do what ya gotta do.That's my point.I also find it hard to believe that you are a truck driver based on your comments by the way.
Posted: 10/14/2012 8:44:43 PM
Another rig worker. :
I started in the patch in western canada and now work offshore here at home. Oil is 24/7 operation, and so is flying, or should be. Count how many accidents there have been in the history of flying offshore newfoundland. By the way everyone is reacting negatively the same rules should be applied to our roads. How about we ban all driving in the dark. How productive would our day be then. If a helicopter goes down day or night we are trained for it. So get over youselves and let us workerd get to and from our job in a timely manor .
Posted: 10/14/2012 5:53:51 PM
Hey Al .. I'm a truckdriver too and theres a big difference between DECIDING to drive in a snowstorm and being FORCED to fly a couple hundred km over the atlantic ocean at night. I know I wouldn't want to fly out there at night. like Craig said "Stick her on one and have a warning light come on and she if she has a different opinion".
Posted: 10/14/2012 4:52:09 PM
If you don't like the risk.QUIT!! There are lots of people that would go out for a fair wage.
Posted: 10/14/2012 3:13:37 PM
to rig worker---do you want Dunderdale to do everything for you, if so, get rid of your union and the CNOPB.
Posted: 10/14/2012 12:59:58 PM
Truck drivers,ambulance drivers,taxi drivers and many others will be on the roads at night once again this winter in all weather conditions.My friend drives a tractor trailer and often drives in snow storms through the treacherous wreckhouse at night in order to catch the overnight gulf ferry crossing.I can look out my window anytime at night and see the flashing lights of an aircraft in the sky.So what's the difference?Is safety only for chosen ones in our province?
Posted: 10/14/2012 12:22:49 PM
She has no guts.She will not side with the workers and will take the oil companies side
Posted: 10/14/2012 11:28:32 AM
It's too bad we have a Premier who is not confident enough to have her own opinion. I guess she is back tracking on this the same way she does on everything else. Let's face it she's afraid to affend big business or the Feds. It's a whimpy way to govern. She's not a strong leader which is what we need.
Posted: 10/14/2012 11:22:26 AM
Sowhat else is new? Dunderdale NEVER makes a decision she just lets others do that for her and then complains if its not what she wanted. CAN WE VOTE YET? Time to put this lady out to pastute where she belongs.
Posted: 10/14/2012 10:25:33 AM
Done with Dunderdale :
I agree with " a rig worker " working for BIG BUSINESS, letting the oil companies call the shots once again a follower not a leader we need some leadership in this province if you are unable to do the job QUIT and let someone who is able take over !!!
Posted: 10/14/2012 10:19:21 AM
Of course she is not commenting, she does not have to fly to and from the rigs at night. Stick her on one and have a warning light come on and she if she has a different opinion.
Posted: 10/14/2012 10:14:07 AM
Grim Reaper :
Boy this Lady realy has the backbone Ha Ha
Posted: 10/14/2012 9:49:21 AM
Not impressed :
She is going to do the same thing as she did with the Burton Winters tragedy, which is absolutely nothing. Then, she didn't want to offend the feds, now she doesn't want to offend the oil companies. Seems liek the only ones she will freely offend are the regular taxpayers. Anyone who questions what she says or does is automatically a fool or a naysayer. Why will she not just do her job and govern the province?
Posted: 10/14/2012 9:05:03 AM
Wife of Off Shore Worker :
I fully agree with "A rig worker" don't wait untl the decision is made , voice your opinion NOW when it could make a difference. THe men and women off-shore deserve the support of the prov government.
Posted: 10/14/2012 9:03:13 AM
On the Rig :
Premier, now is not the time to clam up and say nothing in support of the safety of the NL'ers who work 24/7 in the North Atlantic and put megabucks in the provincial coffers. Give me a break...please.
Why wait until the C-NLOPB falls in line with the wants of Big Oil and then try and explain your position, whatever that is. Commissioner Wells certainly had no problem stating his opinion on the issue and you should do the same.
Posted: 10/14/2012 8:52:50 AM
A rig worker :
Premier, NOW is the time to comment, not after the fact. We the workers fill your govt accounts with 30+% of your operating budget for the province. Stand up for us now, instead of saying publicly you will be disappointed in a few months. YOU accepted the recommendations from Justice Wells now stand by it and tell the board you will not let the workers in your province fly at night.