If the United Steelworkers union has it their way, the federal government’s approval of two pipelines on Tuesday will mean more jobs in Regina.
“We welcome any time that a pipeline is going to be going into the ground, and we hope that the people that are doing it are going to be using Canadian-made steel and pipe,” said Leslie McNabb, a staffer with the union.
“We live and work and play in these wonderful provinces, and we want to make sure that it’s done in a responsible way, and we think that starts with using good quality pipe.”
The union represents workers at Evraz Steel in Regina. The company makes pipe and steel that is often used in pipelines.
There have been several rounds of layoffs at the mill this year which the company has blamed on a lack of work
McNabb said anytime there’s more work they expect people will be called back to their jobs.
“We say if there’s one person working at the mill there’s four to five spinoff jobs that are supported by that job.”