News: Association

Pipeline Industry Thrives During Pandemic

On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a Global Pandemic. As many industries worldwide grappled with how the pandemic would directly affect their ability to keep working, our PLCAC Members quickly and efficiently adjusted to the new normal and returned to work as an essential service. The PLCAC Members implemented the Return … read more

Pipeline Industry Grievance Panel Transitions to Remote Panel

With the many adjustments made to accommodate the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Pipeline Advisory Council (CPAC) has recently reformed the Pipeline Industry Grievance Panel (PIGP) panel process in order to ensure parties receive a fair and timely consideration of a grievance. For the foreseeable future, a remote panel will be conducted through a secure, encrypted … read more

Cancellation of PLCAC Victoria 2021 Convention

The PLCAC Board of Directors, after reviewing the pandemic status and vaccine roll-out projections, made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s PLCAC Annual Convention that was scheduled for May 16-21, 2021 at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, BC. David Johnstone, President of the PLCAC noted: “We are living in a world of great uncertainty. … read more

Canadian Pipeline Advisory Council

The Canadian Pipeline Advisory Council (CPAC), consisting of industry leaders from the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada and the four pipeline craft unions including the Labourers’ International Union of North America; the International Union of Operating Engineers; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and … read more