He said they share the concerns with non-essential workers on the island who travel to Labrador but do not have the authority to terminate collective agreements. Below are the formal agreements signed by Emera Inc. and Nalcor Energy. « We absolutely agree, » the email reads. « We believe that collective agreements must continue to be respected independently of the COVID 19 crisis. Our members take all appropriate measures to protect themselves from the virus while on the move and in their work. « Unfortunately, there`s not much you can do to get them to work with the collective, » said Corey Parsons, communications director at Trades NL. « It`s disappointing, more than disappointing. We understand what they are saying about the collective agreement, but we are not normally there. The ratification of these agreements prepared the conditions for legal and administrative authorization in both provinces, as well as final approval by the Board of Directors of Emera Inc. The three agreements are subject to ratification on a timetable to be defined by Innu Nation, and the Innu Land Claims Agreement is also being negotiated with the Government of Canada prior to the completion and submission of ratification. Of the 16 unions that worked at Muskrat Falls during the maintenance and maintenance mode, 15 accepted a request from Nalcor Energy to employ local workers where possible. One, the hotel and restaurant (HRW) Workers Union Local 779, refused to discuss the idea and said they would follow their collective agreement. The contracts were signed in St.
John`s by Chris Huskilson, former President and CEO, Emera Inc., Ed Martin, former President and CEO, Nalcor Energy, Jerome Kennedy, former Minister of Natural Resources, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Charlie Parker, former Minister of Energy, Nova Scotia. The purpose of these agreements was to formalize transactions agreed in advance by the parties and presented in the term sheet. Six of the agreements reflect Emera`s commitment to developing the maritime link, connecting Newfoundland and Labrador to Nova Scotia, and granting broadcast rights to Nalcor, Nova Scotia.