Category: Press Release

News Release   January 15, 2021 – Today, Trades NL representing unionized skilled trade workers across Newfoundland and Labrador announced $10,000 in scholarships to assist dependents of building trade members in furthering their post-secondary education goals. “Our building trade unions are proud to be providing financial assistance to our members’ families through our annual scholarship […]

News Release December 21, 2020 – Trades NL, representing unionized skilled trade workers in Newfoundland and Labrador, is continuing its partnership with The Gathering Place to assist those less fortunate.  Today, Trades NL delivered a $30,000 cheque to help those that are in need at this time of the year. “While our own members are […]

News Release Concrete Gravity Structure at West White Rose Project Site – Argentia Industrial Park, Placentia December 7, 2020 – One day after both the Federal and Provincial Governments announce an investment of $41.5M for Husky Energy’s West White Rose Project (WWRP) from the Oil and Gas Industry Recovery Assistance Fund, Trades NL was shocked […]

News Release TRADES NL RESPONDS TO WEST WHITE ROSE CANCELLATION   October 26, 2020 – Trades NL received confirmation from West White Rose project developer SNC-Lavalin, Dragados and Pennecon (SDP) that Husky Energy have cancelled construction on the concrete gravity structure (CGS) for the 2021 construction season, putting thousands of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians out of […]

Statement TRADES NL STATEMENT REGARDING COME BY CHANCE OIL REFINERY  October 7, 2020 – Trades NL is expressing deep concern with the continued news that the sale of the North Atlantic Oil Refinery to Irving Oil has fallen through, affecting nearly 500 direct jobs and 1,500 indirect jobs. Among those affected, are many of Trades […]

News Release Lack of Action Leaves Thousands of Skilled Trade Workers Unemployed  September 14, 2020 – It has been six months since Covid-19 has been declared, putting thousands of construction workers from across the province out of work, and there is still no leadership from either the Federal or Provincial Governments to get people back […]

News Release Skilled Trades Workers Repeat Call for Government to Implement Local Benefits Policy June 16, 2020 – Representing over 18,000 skilled trade workers from across the province, Trades NL is looking to the provincial government to implement a Local Benefits Policy to support construction workers and the provincial economy. Today, Trades NL is repeating […]

News Release Trades NL Identifies 5 Priority Area’s to Boost Economic Recovery – Looking for O’Regan to Support Construction Workers May 25, 2020 – In a letter to Seamus O’Regan, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister of Natural Resources, Trades NL is calling for support from the Federal Government on five priority area’s […]

News Release SKILLED TRADE WORKERS SUPPORT THOSE LESS FORTUNATE May 13, 2020 – Trades NL, representing unionized skilled trade workers in Newfoundland and Labrador, is donating $15,000 to help those less fortunate in the province, $7,500 each to the Community Food Sharing Association and The Gathering Place. “While our own members are experiencing challenging times, […]