Dozens of Pipeline Workers in Burnaby and Beyond Already out of Work After Court Ruling: Union

Dozens of Pipeline Workers in Burnaby and Beyond Already out of Work After Court Ruling: Union

Kevin Gawley | Burnaby Now

A Federal Court of Appeal ruling that overturned government approval of the Trans Mountain expansion was felt immediately by workers on the project, according to their union.

Within hours of the news breaking on Thursday, 120 members of the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) were sent home early, according to the union’s director of government and public relations, Ryan Bruce. Seventy-five of those workers had been working in Burnaby at the pipeline’s tank farm or the Westridge marine terminal, he said.

“Officially, they were not given layoff notices but you can imagine the uncertainty that this creates amongst the workforce and those that are relying on this project to support their families and pay their mortgages and feed their kids,” Ryan Bruce said. “They’re worried. They’re concerned about what their future holds…” (Read the full story)

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