Category: Press Release

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 […]

News Release TRADES NL RAISING CONCERNS AT CONSTRUCTION SITES AMID COVID-19 March 20, 2020 – Today, Trades NL is expressing concerns with the continued operation of construction sites in light of the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Respecting that contractors are making strong efforts to create controlled work environments, Trades NL is not seeing […]

News Release TRADES NL CONTINUES GIVING, ANNOUNCE $120,000 TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS December 20, 2019 – As the calendar year winds down, Trades NL continued its track record of philanthropy and supporting communities by announcing $120,000 to support 6 community partners.  Recipients include Ronald McDonald House, Daffodil Place, The Gathering Place, Kids Eat Smart Foundation, the […]

News Release TRADES NL CONGRATULATES MHA’S & ENCOURAGES GOVERNMENT TO IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENT THE COMMUNITY BENEFITS RESOLUTION November 15, 2019 – Trades NL is congratulating Members of the House of Assembly on adopting the private members’ resolution brought forward by PC MHA Lloyd Parrott Wednesday regarding the implementation of a community benefits policy, and urges government […]