The CLRA NL provides leadership to benefit members involved in the unionized construction industry by establishing a productive, competitive and stable labour environment.


Who we are

The CLRA NL is the sole bargaining agent for all unionized employers engaged in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors in the construction industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.

We are dedicated to providing strong representation for our members in labour relations matters, negotiations of Provincial Agreements and to promote labour stability.

The CLRA NL is engaged with the negotiation and administration of 16 provincial construction collective agreements with each individual construction trade union. Our work includes the negotiation and administration of collective agreements, which may require specific flexibility to respond to the nature of the industry. 

The CLRA NL coordinates industry-specific training opportunities with guidance from our members to support a highly trained work force. The CLRA NL believes that providing training opportunities to our members to enhance and develop their job skills is not only in the best interest of the construction industry, but also in the best interest of the Province.

Terry French
T: 753-5770

Lorraine Rideout
Executive Assistant
T: 753-5770

Danielle Browne
Director of Communications & Training
T: 753-5770

Heather MacLean
Director of Operations
T: 753-5770

Director at Large
Chris Crotty, Chair

Insulators Trade Division
Kevin McEvoy, Vice Chair
Icon Insulation

Director at Large
David Cahill, Treasurer
Cahill Fabrication

Millwrights Trade Division
Chris Bragg, Secretary
Emish Partnership

Boilermakers Trade Division
George Dalton, Senior Advisor
Black and McDonald


Director at Large
Jim Murray, 
JSM Electrical

Plumbers Trade Division
John Hiscock
Canadian Process Services Inc.

Electricians Trade Division
Fred Cahill
G.J. Cahill Limited

Bricklayers Trade Division
Peter Smith
JSM Offshore Ltd.

Painters Trade Division
Andy Fagan
Crosbie Salamis

Linespersons Trade Division
Kevin Gosse
Locke’s Electrical Ltd.

Ironworkers Trade Division
Paul McGrath
NL Steelworks

Labourers Trade Division
Matthew Mallam
Olympic Construction

Operating Engineers Trade Division
Kevin Mouland
Pennecon Ltd.

Sheet Metal Trade Division
Chris King
Pennecon Industrial Services

Sprinklers Trade Division
Ed Griffin
Atlantica Mechanical

Elevators Trade Division
Nina Hussey
ThyssenKrupp Elevators

Carpenters Trade Division
Andrew Batstone

Director at Large
Brian Kane
Canard Build

Director at Large
George Collins
Lindsay Construction

What we do