Brothers and Sisters
Local 110 has been notified that TAMS has had their contract terminated at Suncor Firebag as of March 1, 2021. This contract termination is for all trades on the site working all schedules.
Suncor has informed TAMS that this was a commercial decision directly due to current labour rates. Reinforcing that the safety, quality, and professionalism of the workforce has been exemplary, and they continue to value the relationship between TAMS, and the Union Partners.
Although, this decision comes as a blow due to the long history we have had at the Suncor site and the fact there has been no prior warning to the Membership or our Local. However, this is another clear message that with the downturn in the economy, the push for cost saving from clients in continuing and our relationships, productivity, quality, and ability to supply are not going to keep these contracts.
It is unfortunate that this is not the first time Local 110 has experienced this contract situation from a client and a contractor working under the General Presidents Maintenance Agreements. Previously, it has been contained to the Insulation and Scaffold trades, but now with larger trades such as the Pipefitters being directly attacked our Membership may see drastic changes to the standard maintenance agreements to not only keep work, but provide multi-trade contractors the ability to gain work going forward.
I will provide updates as the office is provided more information.