SHESHATSHIU, LABRADOR, NL – Innu Nation leaders are in St. John’s today to meet with Stan Marshall, Nalcor Energy CEO about the stop work order that Nalcor has issued to Astaldi.
Innu Nation’s Grand Chief Gregory Rich said “Innu Nation has an Impacts and Benefits Agreement with Nalcor Energy that contractors at the Muskrat Falls site must respect”.
“Innu Nation will meet with Nalcor today to ensure that Nalcor fulfills its IBA obligations to Innu Nation and that Innu workers are transferred into other positions or have first priority for return to work, as required in our IBA” said Grand Chief Rich.
There are 50 Innu workers employed by Astaldi. In a statement to Innu workers issued by Astaldi this morning, all Innu workers remain on site. Innu Nation will continue to monitor the situation.
The Lower Churchill Impacts and Benefits Agreement is part of the historic Tshash Petapen (New Dawn) Agreement that Innu Nation signed with Nalcor Energy and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador on September 26th, 2008.