Enbridge Garners Union Support For Northern Gateway Project

June 2014, Vol. 69, No. 6

The Province reports that Enbridge has ensured labor peace for its $6.5 billion (CN) Northern Gateway pipeline project.

Northern Gateway leader, Janet Holder, told reporters that a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada (PLCAC) and four large unions with 2.5 million members means good jobs, good paychecks and training opportunities.

The agreement calls for 2,100 person-years of union employment during the three-year construction phase for members of 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 Unites States and Canada.