Building Trades Council Calling on Premier & Nalcor to Protect Employees

Friday, October 19, 2018

News Release

Building Trades Council Calling on Premier & Nalcor to Protect Employees

Trades NL / Resource Development Trades Council (RDTC) is calling on Premier Ball and Nalcor to intervene and ensure workers at the Muskrat Falls project site are protected, accommodated to travel home safely and compensated for their work to date.

On October 18, 2018 Nalcor directed Astaldi to stop work at the Muskrat Falls project site, affectively putting their employees out of work.

“First & foremost, we want to ensure that the workers affected by Nalcor’s stop work order to Astaldi are accommodated and travel logistics are scheduled to bring them home in a safe manner as quickly as possible.”

  • Darin King, Executive Director, Trades NL

Today, Trades NL / RDTC has written the Premier requesting governments intervention to ensure the workers receive everything that they have worked for under their contract with Nalcor.  Astaldi has consistently neglected to follow the RDTC collective agreement with Nalcor by not paying remittances for July, August and September.

“As Premier of the Province, we are requesting Mr. Ball’s intervention into this development to ensure our workers are treated fairly and receive their wages, health, welfare and pension benefits.  Our contract is with the crown corporation Nalcor, through the Muskrat Falls Employers’ Association Inc, so we are looking for Premier Ball to intercede and assist in resolving this situation.”

  • Darin King, Executive Director, Trades NL

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Trades NL is an umbrella labor organization which promotes and coordinates the interests of 16 building and construction trades unions, their international affiliates, and more than 15,000 trades workers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

RDTC is a subsidiary of Trades NL responsible for Resource Development Mega-Projects.


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