We’ve always been clear on our position with respect to the TransMountain pipeline.
We support due process and informed decision-making that moves B.C. forward in a way that balances the needs of all stakeholders, including workers, industry and the environment.
We know that pipelines are the safest way to move oil sands commodities to markets.
Our affiliate unions have been building pipelines for decades and have installed some 90,000 kilometres of pipeline in this province.
Although we do have a component of the work, we have concerns about how the labour force will be secured for the remainder of the project.
We support our members doing this work because they have the expertise and the experience to ensure the project is built to the highest standards.
Canada’s energy sector is significant, providing almost 10 per cent of our gross domestic product with more than 280,000 direct jobs and many more supporting the industry.