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Unifor to rally for offshore oil and gas workers at legislature

A graphic reads: "Save Offshore Jobs!"
September 15, 2020 - 12:00 AM

September 15, 2020

ST. JOHN’S— Offshore oil and gas workers and their supporters will rally at Confederation Building to demand all levels of government take urgent action to help save the industry and protect good jobs.

“Offshore oil and gas is integral to the economy,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “The time has come for government to show these workers that we have their back when times are tough. We need action, and we need it now if we’re going to save offshore jobs.”

What: Rally to support offshore oil and gas workers

Who: Linda MacNeil, Unifor Atlantic Regional Director; Dave Mercer, Local 2121 President; Amanda Young, worker on the Terra Nova; Carmilita Synard, worker on the Hibernia; Mary Shortall, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour; Charlene Johnson, Chief Executive Officer NOIA; other invited guests.

When: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 12 p.m. NDT

Where: Front steps of Confederation Building, St. John’s, NL

The event will be livestreamed to A downloadable 4K video will be available for unrestricted use by members of the media following the event, upon request via email below.

There will be a media availability with all speakers immediately after the rally. All precautions will be taken to respect COVID-19 guidelines and best practices at the event.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

To arrange for interviews, in-person or via Zoom, Skype or Facetime, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at or 778-903-6549 (cell).