The Government of Nova Scotia introduced Amendments to the Construction Projects Labour Relations Act, that will broaden the legislation to include large-scale green hydrogen production facilities as Nova Scotia transitions to renewable energy.
“Large-scale green hydrogen projects provide significant investment, economic activity and jobs for our province,” said Jill Balser, Minister of Labour, Skills and Immigration. “This legislation provides certainty and labour stability for companies and investors as they work to complete their projects on schedule. This will encourage and support the timely completion of large-scale green hydrogen projects in Nova Scotia.”
Under the Construction Projects Labour Relations Act, unionized contractors and unions enter into a collective agreement for the construction project, safeguarding it from work stoppages.
The Province consulted with community partners, unions, non-union shops and construction associations in developing the proposed amendments.
The amendments will take effect upon royal assent.
Featured image: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met last summer to sign a Joint Declaration of Intent committing the two countries to collaboration in the export of clean Canadian hydrogen to Germany. (Government of Canada)