WHITBY, ONT. — Labourers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 183 recently issued a notice stating as of 4 p.m. June 20 it will be on strike against Oshawa Signatory Contractors.
Due to the labour disruption, several Region of Durham and City of Oshawa road construction projects will stop work immediately and there will be a delay in the construction schedules and timelines for the projects affected, states a Region of Durham release.
The union represents contract workers in the paving industry employed by Coco Paving and other companies. This labour disruption does not involve Durham Region or City of Oshawa employees.
The following regional projects will be affected by the labour disruption:
• Mara Road Reconstruction in Beaverton in Brock Township;
• Brock Road and Highway 2 BRT in the City of Pickering; and
• Regional Road 57 from Regional Road 3 to Regional Road 20 in the Municipality of Clarington.
The labour disruption will also delay Oshawa road reconstruction and pavement preservation projects in the following areas:
• Carswell Avenue;
• Eastwood Avenue;
• Herbert Avenue;
• Phillip Murray Avenue from Park Road South to Paul Street;
• Renaissance Drive from Stevenson Road South to Connery Crescent;
• Connery Crescent from Renaissance Drive to Renaissance Drive;
• Westmount Street from Pine Avenue to King Street West;
• Douglas Street from Conant Street to Annis Street;
• Rowena Street from Wolfe Street to Conant Street;
• Attersley Drive from Rossland Road East to Cobblehill Drive/Trailbridge Crescent;
• Fenelon Crescent; and
• Conlin Road from Stevenson Road North to Founders Drive.
Construction projects in Oshawa that employ unionized contractors, including year-over-year road maintenance projects and construction within new subdivision and site plan developments, may also be impacted, adds a release.
Other construction projects within the city limits, including provincial projects, may be affected by the work stoppage.
Work is expected to resume upon the conclusion of the labour disruption.
More information can be found at www.durham.ca, www.oshawa.ca and www.liunalocal183.ca.