First unionized offshore oil workers

Offshore workers boost CEP numbers, CAW suffers from layoffs
||Last Updated: 04/09/2003

Just as one union announced success in a hard-fought organizing drive, another says it is putting its organizing efforts on hold.

For the first time in Canada, oil workers on an offshore oil rig – the Hibernia oil platform off the coast of Newfoundland – have become unionized.

Success was a long time coming. The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union (CEP) has been trying to bring union representation to the workers for four years.