Recruitment to the new offshore workers' union is going very well and steadily.
Regular weekly meetings will be started in Dundee in addition to Aberdeen, Glasgow and Newcastle, and offshore workers in Liverpool have asked for meetings to be set up.
The priority for the next six months or so will be setting up recruitment meetings, and getting solidarity motions through other unions' meetings, pressing for TUC recognition.
Support from Trades Council and other unions has generally been very favourable - many activists are puzzled that an independent, offshore union was not set up 15 years ago.
The first conference of the new union will be held in spring 1992, and will provide an opportunity to assess what has been achieved and to plan for future struggles.