One of the objectives of the Atlantic agreement is to recognize the right of Newfoundland and Labrador to be the “primary beneficiary” of oil and gas resources off our coast. In accordance with Section 51 of the Atlantic Agreement, a plan to employ the labour force in the province and provide services to manufacturers, consultants, contractors and service providers in Newfoundland and Labrador must be approved in order to obtain a full and equitable opportunity to participate in the provision of goods and services for this project. Job creation benefits the province`s short- and long-term prospects. An important aspect of C-NLOPB`s mandate is the management of section 45 of the Atlantic Accord Implementation Acts that refer to the industry benefits and employment of oil and gas resource development in the offshore region of Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador. We want to grow our workforce to make sure our province is competitive. A strong construction industry leads to stronger communities. For every job in the construction sector, 7 outsourcing jobs are created in other sectors. Our local workforce should have a fair chance to work in our province, using our resources, which benefits work, contractors, suppliers and developers. We work closely with government, industrial and community partners, as well as our other provincial partners and national organizations, to ensure that the entire province benefits from construction projects that take place here. We value and value our partnerships and cooperation with government, industry and the community. By continuing to work together, we can ensure that everyone benefits from the construction projects that are taking place here in the Netherlands. We want our members, their families and all those who call this province at home, to live and work here.
We want everyone in the province to enjoy the fruits of our members` work. Our members have a long history of construction projects that are of the highest quality while maintaining impeccable safety standards. And when our members work, everyone benefits. Over the past eight years alone, our members have donated more than $21 million to local charities that help our youth, the sick, the most vulnerable people around us, important health facilities and much more. One of the objectives of the Atlantic Agreement is “to ensure that offshore territory is managed in a way that promotes economic growth and development, in order to maximize the benefits that benefit Newfoundland and Labrador in particular and Canada as a whole.” “The joint trust required a significant investment on both sides,” said James Dinn, President of the LNTA. “In addition to the significant contribution of the State Government, teachers have agreed to pay higher premiums and reduce future pension benefits to ensure the long-term viability of the plan. At the moment, nl is experiencing a pause in the construction sector that leaves many skilled workers and men unemployed. Our members believe that the provincial government can do more to ensure that Newfoundlanders and Labradors receive a first thought to work on projects in the province and from our resources.
This can be done through the implementation of Newfoundland and Labrador Benefit Agreements (NLBA) for publicly funded infrastructure projects and through the negotiation of agreements with industry on resource development projects.