Negotiated Deal Is Good for Ontarians, Industry and Employees
TORONTO, June 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The National Elevator and Escalator
Association (NEEA) announced today that the International Union of
Elevator Constructors (IUEC) has accepted NEEA's offer to end the
elevator strike in Ontario.
NEEA's offer to the IUEC, which the union has accepted, will allow
NEEA's member companies to achieve greater control over their
workforce, increase flexibility over costs for customers, and includes
a wage increase for the next three years that is consistent with what
other trades have received.
Elevator technicians in all sectors across the province are expected to
return to work shortly, and all should be back on the job by July 10th.
On May 1st, IUEC Locals 50, 90 and 96 broke off negotiations and opted to go on
strike. During the strike, NEEA assigned top priority for repairs to
elevators and escalators in hospitals and nursing homes so as to help
protect the most vulnerable Ontarians. Buildings with only one
elevator were also prioritized. NEEA member companies used trained,
qualified employees to keep the vast majority of Ontario's elevating
devices in good working order.
NEEA is grateful for the patience of Ontarians under trying
circumstances. The member companies are looking forward to having
their employees back at work.
About National Elevator Escalator Association (NEEA)
NEEA is made up of member companies KONE, Otis, Schindler and
ThyssenKrupp Elevator. Ontario's Labour Relations Act designates the
NEEA as an employer bargaining agency. In this role, NEEA bargains
collectively with the IUEC for all employers performing
Industrial-Commercial-Institutional (ICI) construction in Ontario.
SOURCE: National Elevator Escalator Association (NEEA)
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