Category: Press Release

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 work. […]

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, […]

News Release USING OUT-OF-PROVINCE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS UNACCEPTABLE – TRADES NL REPEATS CALL FOR GOVERNMENT TO IMPLEMENT BENEFIT AGREEMENTS May 1, 2020 – In response to evidence that out-of-province construction workers have been granted an exemption to enter Newfoundland and Labrador and work on public infrastructure projects without self-isolating for 14-days, Trades NL is calling upon government […]

News Release CONSTRUCTION STAKEHOLDERS URGE GOVERNMENT TO ESTABLISH ECONOMIC RECOVERY TASK FORCE April 29, 2020 – In a letter to Premier Dwight Ball, Trades NL and the Construction Labour Relations Association (CLRA) are encouraging the Provincial Government to establish an Economic Recovery Task Force in response to Covid-19 with a focus to establish a responsible plan […]

News Release TRADES NL DISAPPOINTED WITH WHITE ROSE EXTENSION PROJECT SUSPENSION April 24, 2020 – Trades NL is expressing disappointment with news from Husky Energy confirming construction on the White Rose Extension CGS project at the Argentia Industrial Site is suspended for the remainder of 2020, but is optimistic that work will resume once the […]

News Release TRADES NL RELIEVED WORKER SAFETY A PRIORITY – Operations with the West White Rose Project Suspended amid the COVID-19 Pandemic March 22, 2020 – Trades NL is expressing relief as the West White Rose Project in Argentia has been halted by Husky Energy to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus among its employees, contractors, and the community […]