Friday, October 16, 2009

$7.75 million CBA for Bloodvein First Nation in Manitoba, Can.

A memorandum of understanding was signed this week between the East Side Road Authority and Bloodvien First Nation, located along Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada, establishing the community benefits that will accompany construction of an all-season road. The agreement is based on another CBA that was reached in June between the road authority and Berens River First Nation. Among the benefits included in the CBA: the authority will establish a construction training program; construction jobs will go to members of the First Nation community; and Bloodvein First Nation will be permitted to use all harvested material for community purposes. The value of the benefits package has been estimated to be $7.75 million (Canadian, I assume).

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