Atlantic Canada Construction Labour and Employee Relations Forum to explore issues expected on major projects on horizon


Atlantic Construction News staff writer

The Atlantic Canada Construction Labour and Employee Relations Forum will bring together key stakeholders to explore the issues and topics essential to reengaging Atlantic Canada’s workforce on June 12 and 13 in St. Johns, Newfoundland.

Event co-ordinator Insight Communications says “this exceptional conference will explore the human resources and labour relations issues which are key to completing several major projects on the horizon.”

There will be keynote speeches and several interactive panel discussions.

Speakers include: Denis Mahoney, partner, McInnes Cooper (co-chair); Greig MacLeod, general counsel, Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association, James Moore, president, International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers – Local 1; Craig Power (tentative), president, Construction Labour Relations Association of Newfoundland and Labrador; Twila Reid, partner, Stewart McKelvey; Ruth Trask, associate, Stewart McKelvey; Brad Smith, executive director, Mainland Nova Scotia Building Trades Council; and Gary Ritchie, president, New Brunswick Building Trades Council.

Panel discussion topics include: How to Remain Competitive: Reengaging Atlantic Canada’s Workforce for Local Projects, Labour and Workforce Sourcing and Planning, Best Practices in Health and Safety, Use of Project Labour Agreements: Bridging the Gap between Public Policy and Ground Construction and Grievance-Handing Discussion: Best Practices in Designing and Implementing Grievance Mechanisms.

Further information about the agenda and registration is available here:

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Atlantic Construction News (Canadian Design and Construction Report) is a media sponsor for the forum.


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