Premier Backs LNG Report Recommendations

first_img1. Develop a structure with equal representation from industry (including contractor associations), organized labour, First Nations, and governments to participate and enable the skills training and workforce planning issues leading to employment in the LNG opportunity on an ongoing basis after March 31, 2014. The structure, membership, and Terms of Reference should be established no later than July 1, 2014, in consultation with the members of the Premier’s LNG Working Group. In addition, the structure should be established in co-ordination with other LNG workforce activities already underway.2. Begin planning and training British Columbians immediately for the LNG opportunity.3. Training should be co-ordinated throughout B.C. and Canada to maximize the effectiveness of the existing labour pool and lead to employment.  4. Identify and remove barriers to entry into training while supporting literacy and essential skills development to support local and B.C. work-based training and employment.Advertisement 10. Review the approach used by private-sector unions with respect to apprentices and by First Nations with respect to training to determine if their approach can be improved or applied more broadly.11. Explore and analyze projects that have used a mobile workforce. In addition, it is important to identify and resolve the barriers to worker mobility in relation to trades qualification and certification.12. Target areas of opportunity by focusing on workers finishing construction or other projects in all areas of the province.13. Explore best practices within the LNG sector and other competing industries with respect to the conditions necessary to attract a mobile workforce.14. Develop a plan to support workers from other jurisdictions to stay in B.C.Advertisement 5. Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the investment in training by leveraging successful government, union, and private training programs.6. In conjunction with recommendation #7, industry, governments, organized labour, and First Nations should partner to conduct campaigns and career fairs in high schools, colleges and cultural centres on the LNG opportunity.7. Promote awareness of job opportunities in B.C., including work-based training with a focus in rural, northern, and First Nations communities.8. Establish an inventory of individuals currently in apprenticeship programs and other non-apprenticeship skilled workers seeking employment.  Include in the inventory journeypersons who are available to provide mentoring and on-the-job training to apprentices.9. Aspire to a goal of having 25% overall of the apprenticeable trades workforce on LNG-related construction projects and whether funding for apprentices can come from industry and/or government. In addition, government should consider having a minimum number of apprentices on public infrastructure projects.Advertisement Christy Clark calling it a ‘road map’ to making sure BC has the skilled labour force it needs to seize the opportunity.The document is the work of government representatives, LNG proponents, organized labour, and the Haisla Nation.The idea came about after meeting last September with representatives of organized labour.- Advertisement – In Clark’s words, “this investment will lead to good jobs. As we know, good jobs build a better BC.” The working group met nine separate times between November and last month to formulate the report.The 15 recommendations are as follows:Advertisement 15. Further refine and develop a process for the use of Temporary Foreign Workers in the context of an overall strategy that identifies the workforce needs of the LNG opportunity and immediately begins a skills training plan to develop as many British Columbian and Canadian workers as possible to meet those needs. The structure contemplated in Recommendation #1 will be seized with the responsibility to refine and develop a process for the use of Temporary Foreign Workers.last_img read more

Mourinho set for crunch Woodward talks in next 48 hours with job still on the line

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho is set to hold talks with Ed Woodward with his job still on the line, according to reports.Mourinho was tipped to lose his job over the weekend but appeared to secure his position with a stunning comeback victory over Newcastle on Saturday evening. predicted Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update REVEALED 2 Mourinho guided United to a remarkable win on Saturday Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware Furthermore, if Mourinho’s position is guaranteed, he will use these talks to open discussions about United’s January transfer business, with just over two months to go before the market reopens.He is said to want to know just how much he will be given to spend, having not been backed to the level he wished during the summer. 2 SORRY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday cracker How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Mourinho feels he was not given the support required by Woodward earlier this year whoops tense However, he reportedly believes United chiefs are still making contingency plans for his departure, with former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane continuing to be linked with replacing the Portuguese at Old Trafford.And, according to The Sun, Mourinho will hold talks with Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, over his position at the club in the next 48 hours.Mourinho wants clarity on his position prior to Thursday’s board meeting. and the pair will get together in London for talks. changes Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? latest Most read in Premier League Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Mourinho wanted to bring a new central defender and a winger to Old Trafford, but neither move was sanctioned with the Portuguese’s spending at United already past the £350million mark.last_img read more