Elk Falls Workers

Campbell River B.C.

S/D Work Opportunity for Pipefitters

Ken Birchard just stopped by the office to say there is a 10-day shutdown starting Sept 12, and he understands they still require ticketed pipefitters. It’s at a Shell Plant so you’re required to have a valid H2S ALive cert.
Anyone interested can get more info by calling Ken @ (250) 923-4905

If anyone else has any info they are willing to share about available work, leave a comment on this post.

August 18, 2009 - Posted by | Employment Opportunities


  1. Nice to see some work happening for others.

    Ian, just a couple questions that you may be able to answer. I was not able to figure out how to post this seperately, but it seemed to fit with this subject. Feel free to move it, if you feel it more appropriate to insert elsewhere.

    It is my understanding, that at this point it is highly unlikely that we will see a start up before spring at E.F. I have heard rumour that if the company does not present a restart plan by February, that severance will have to be offered, and that this would be based upon those laid off at the start of the indefinite curtailment. Is there any actual hard language, or is this a very gray area?

    Secondly, I have also heard rumour that it is expected that the company will go bankrupt by spring, if the market does not change. How will this effect the above mentioned severances?

    Dave Ashcroft

    Comment by Dave Ashcroft | August 18, 2009 | Reply

    • Dave, You’re right we don’t know when Elk will start. I haven’t heard any rumors at all.
      On the severance issue once you have been laid off for one year and a couple of conditions have been met.
      1) You didn’t work over 900 hours in the previous year while on lay off.That means if you got called in for occasional work but not recalled for permanent ongoing employment.
      2)The company doesn’t have firm plans to restart within the following 3 months.
      Then they need to offer you severance. If however they recall you in feb or in the following three months they don’t have to.
      There is language to this affect in the contract.
      On the second issue about going bankrupt, that doesn’t seem likely but if they do then no severance is usually paid in bankruptcy.Remember the whole company has to go bankrupt.

      Comment by Dan | August 19, 2009 | Reply

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