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The Pieridae Group is committed to the principle of collective bargaining. To that end Goldboro LNG Limited Partnership negotiated a project special needs collective agreement (the “Collective Agreement”) affecting 15 of the relevant trade unions in Nova Scotia, of which 13 have signed and ratified the Collective Agreement.
On May 8, 2017, Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association Limited, acting as the bargaining agent of Goldboro LNG Limited Partnership, applied to the Labour Board (Nova Scotia) pursuant to subsection 5 (1) of the Construction Project Labour Relations Act (Nova Scotia) for an order declaring the Collective Agreement to be a project agreement and declaring it to be in effect and thereby binding on all relevant trade unions.

This application was opposed by the Operating Engineers, Local 721 which had applied to the Labour Board (Nova Scotia) under subsections 14 (1) and 15 (1) of the Construction Project Labour Relations Act (Nova Scotia) for a hearing to determine whether or not the Collective Agreement has the requisite approval of 85% of the relevant trade unions.

That hearing was held on July 27, 2017. On July 28, 2017, the Labour Board (Nova Scotia) issued order LB-1322 and order LB-1323 declaring that the Collective Agreement is a project agreement and that it is effective commencing July 27, 2017, in accordance with subsection 5 (3) of the Construction Project Labour Relations Act (Nova Scotia).