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PLCAC Partnership to Build Northern Gateway Pipeline

On April 15, 2014 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was announced between Northern Gateway Pipelines, the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada, and the four trade unions representing pipeline construction workers to ensure that workers and their families benefit from the project with good jobs, good paycheques, and training opportunities.

The signed MOU guarantees a minimum target of approximately 2,100 person years of employment of union labour on the project. These targets will be established in detailed Project Labour Agreements. The MOU also ensures that the Project Labour Agreements include guarantees consistent with Northern Gateway's publically-stated commitments to local business opportunities, high-quality workmanship, worker and public safety, and environmental protection.  And it complements existing agreements with Aboriginal communities guaranteeing employment and training opportunities.

The trade union signatories to the MOU with Northern Gateway and the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada (PLCAC) are as follows:

The Laborers' 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 Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada.

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