Thursday, January 22, 2009

Worserer and Worserer

Ok, so I know 'worserer' ain't a real word, but it fits.

...and as Blair reaches out to his old Alberta contacts he finds none are currently working...

From CBC;

A move by an Alberta oilsands giant to put expansion plans on hold will have a dire effect on workers on the other side of the country, a union official says.
Suncor, the second-largest producer in the oilsands, declared its first-ever quarterly loss this week and shelved activity on the Voyageur and Firebag expansion projects.
Anne Geehan, president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers' local in St. John's, said the announcement is the latest in a series that has taken the wind out of an industry that has provided work to thousands of migrating workers from Newfoundland and Labrador.
"Alberta has been so good to us…. We've had many men up there all this year, all last year, but right now it's slowed down because a lot of the projects [including] Suncor — it's all sort of coming down," said Geehan.
"Some of them have scaled back, some of them are on hold right now. So it isn't very good right now."

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