FORT MCMURRAY -- Workers from all trades at the Long Lake oilsands site south of Fort McMurray are protesting the latest contract offers before their unions.
Several workers participated in a "very peaceful demonstration" organized by the pipefitters Friday afternoon, said Dawn Ohama, an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).
Workers don't like the current four-year proposal retroactive to Aug. 12, when the terms were agreed on. They want a two-year deal retroactive to May 1, when past contracts expired.
The last offer made to IBEW members calls for a minimum pay increase of 23% over the next four years.
It also includes a 1% inflation protection index.