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Media Advisory - Workers from the energy sector call on oil companies to speak out about a serious threat to the industry’s future

April 11, 2019 - 12:00 AM

April 11, 2019

CALGARY - Workers from the front lines of the energy sector are calling on the oil companies to speak out about the serious threat Kenney’s policies will have on their future. They know that the industry must change. Diversification is the only way it will survive and the NDP’s plan will save Alberta from economic ruination in the energy sector. 

The oil patch CEOs know it too. Suncor’s CEO once said, “Kenney’s approach of ignoring what our potential customers really want puts both investment and jobs at risk.”

A few years ago, leaders from some of oil’s biggest companies stood alongside Premier Rachel Notley in full support of the climate action plan.

Now, they remain silent. Thousands of workers, who face the possibility of losing their jobs, are asking why, when so much is at stake.

What:     News Conference

When:    April 12, 2019 at Noon

Where:   Palliser Hotel, 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary.  Oval Room on Main floor

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.

For more information please contact Unifor National Communications Representative Catherine Pope at 604-388-4398 or at