OAKVILLE, ON, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Striking heavy equipment operators
who work on projects across Essex and Kent Counties have reached a
tentative contract settlement with the Heavy Construction Association
The operators, represented by Local 793 of the International Union of
Operating Engineers, will vote on the proposal at a ratification
meeting Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Serbian Centre, 6770 Tecumseh
Road East in Windsor.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher said the union's negotiating
committee is recommending the proposed contract be accepted.
"I am pleased that our union and the employers have managed to reach a
tentative settlement," he said. "The contract will address all
outstanding issues and I am optimistic that it will be ratified."
The operators have been on strike since May 28, 2012. They had been
working without a contract since April 30, 2012.
The operators work on heavy construction equipment, including
excavators, backhoes and bulldozers and do road, sewer and watermain,
bridge and general excavating projects.
Local 793 of the International Union of Operating Engineers represents
thousands of highly-skilled crane and heavy equipment operators across
Ontario. The union has a head office, banquet hall and training campus
in Oakville, and another training campus in Morrisburg.
SOURCE International Union Of Operating Engineers - Local 793
For further information:
Local 793 business manager Mike Gallagher
905-469-9299, ext. 2202