Progressive Contractors Welcomes BC Hydro Announcement

VICTORIA, Nov. 26. 2015 /CNW/ – Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) President Paul de Jong today congratulated BC Hydro on selecting its preferred partner for the Site C project.

“We have encouraged BC Hydro to take the ‘open managed site’ approach to this project and today they confirmed their commitment to ensuring that British Columbians, regardless of labour model, will be able to work on Site C,” de Jong said.

The contract for the main civil work at Site C was awarded to Peace River Hydro Partners, a consortium that included Korea’s Samsung, Spain’s ACCIONA and Ft St John’s PetroWest.

“Peace River Hydro Partners is a fantastic choice to work on Site C. Its members have a strong commitment to BC workers — hiring local workers first, with a special emphasis upon those from First Nations communities. PCA sees this as a win-win for both the workers and taxpayers of British Columbia.”

About PCA

PCA is the voice of progressive unionized employers in Canada’s construction industry.  PCA member companies employ more than 25,000 skilled construction workers across Canada, represented primarily by CLAC.  PCA member companies are responsible for 40 percent of energy and natural resource construction projects in British Columbia and Alberta and are leaders in infrastructure construction across Canada.  PCA’s goal is to ensure that Canada has a fair and open construction industry, cooperative labour relations, and a robust, inclusive and highly capable workforce.  PCA believes in open competition in which no sector is given artificial and unfair advantage over another on the basis of union affiliation or lack thereof.

SOURCE Progressive Contractors Association of Canada

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