Largest Construction Union welcomes jobs and growth in Simcoe County

TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Local 183 of the Labourers' International Union of North America, the largest construction union local on the continent, says the Simcoe growth plan outlined by provincial Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli is "great news for workers, families and for everyone in Simcoe county, Barrie and Orillia."

Local 183 spokesperson Jack Oliveira notes his local represents more than 28,000 construction workers and their families, many in the Simcoe area and the GTA.

"Our members work in every aspect of the construction industry including residential, sewer and watermain, road construction, bridge building, pipeline, railroads and utilities to name a few. We have helped make this strong province the vibrant and beautiful place that we all call home."

"We congratulate the minister and the McGuinty government for their vision of a 'made in Simcoe' solution that manages growth and protects the environment."

We support the "Simcoe Vision" because it supports job creation, increases planning certainty and improves quality of life.

For further information:

Jack Oliveira
416-660-2377