Joseph Weeden "Jerry" McCarthy, another former PLCAC
president, died on Feb.
At the end of November 2016, the PLCAC
leadership team, in conjunction with the industry's union partners--collectively the Canadian Pipeline Advisory Council (CPAC)--met with members of Parliament, senators and other government officials in Ottawa.
When comparing the high levels of mainline construction accomplished in 2013 to the somewhat lower levels of 2014, Prior believes PLCAC
members ended the year in a reasonably good position.
convention boasted a packed, informative agenda as well.
There are presently 10 collective agreements administered by the PLCAC
that cover the type of work performed by members of the association in Canada.
had an active 2012 focused on representing contractors in labor relations, fostering client relationships and establishing new alliances.
Over the past year, the PLCAC
has been very busy working on a number of rewarding initiatives.
Western Canada's oil sands boom and the mining of potash in Saskatchewan have brought a heavy influx of people to those areas, which have provided an opportunity for our PLCAC
members because these areas are now experiencing pipeline distribution system growth," he said.
He noted that the industry through the PLCAC
and its craft unions need to continue policies to attract labor.
members have experienced this past year in respect to the economy isn't unusual; it is just another cycle we've got to weather," said Waschuk.
The 60th PLCAC
Annual Convention will be held May 11-15, 2014 in Vancouver, BC at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
McKibbon continued, "In 2009 PLCAC
Members reported a total of 6.