A campaign that was launched by Canadian IUOE locals to promote Operating Engineers working in the pipeline industry is expanding its online presence.

A French-language version of the #Ready2Work campaign website is now up and running and a Facebook page has also been launched.

The main website of the campaign is here.

The French language site is here.

The Facebook page is here.

The campaign is funded by all IUOE locals in Canada that have members working in the pipeline industry.

Operating Engineers are being encouraged to take the time to fill out and send a ‘thank you’ letter to their MPs for the federal government’s approval of two major pipeline projects. The letters are prepared and online and can be found here.

The Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project from Hardisty, Alberta, to Superior, Wisconsin, and the Kinder Morgan TransMountain Expansion project from Edmonton to Vancouver, are expected to create thousands of construction jobs.

The government will be in receipt of no shortage of negative feedback about pipelines from a vocal minority and the IUOE locals feel it is critical to show there are lots of Canadians who support these decisions. 

Beyond their economic benefits, pipelines are the most environmentally friendly way of transporting oil. 99.999 per cent of crude oil moved by pipeline arrives safely at its destination. They are safe for our environment and safe for our communities.