OTTAWA, Dec. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Unifor Atlantic Director Lana Payne will be
speaking this afternoon before the Standing Committee on Natural
Resources hearings into Bill C-5, which proposes a new safety regime
for the offshore oil and gas industry.
The industry has been hit with tragedy over the years, including the
sinking of the Ocean Ranger drill rig in February 1982, killing 84
workers, and the crash of Cougar helicopter Flight 491 in March 2009,
killing 17 workers.
While Unifor welcomes the proposed safety regime in Bill C-5, Unifor
will today be calling for a strong and independent safety and
environmental authority for the offshore oil and gas industry, similar
to those in place in Norway, Australia and the United Kingdom.
What: Unifor Atlantic Director Lana Payne will be speaking before the
Standing Committee on Natural Resources hearings into Bill C-5
Where: Room 268, La Promenade Building, 151 Sparks Street, Ottawa
When: Today, December 9, 2013, 3:30pm
Unifor was founded Labour Day weekend when the Canadian Auto Workers and
the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union merged. With more
than 300,000 members, Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private
sector. Unifor is Canada's largest energy union with more than 20,000
members, including more than 700 working offshore.
Unifor's submissions to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources will
be available later today at http://www.unifor.org/en/whats-new/briefs-statements/briefs-submissions.
For further information:
Unifor Atlantic Director Lana Payne at (709) 743-5343 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Unifor Communications Stuart Laidlaw at (647) 385-4054 (cell) or email@example.com.