OSHAWA, ONT. — Labourers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Local 183 recently issued a strike notice against Oshawa signatory contractors and as of July 4, the strike is ongoing.
Due to the labour disruption, several Region of Durham and City of Oshawa road construction projects have stopped and there may be a delay in the construction schedules and timelines if the strike continues. Other construction projects within Oshawa’s city limits, including provincial projects, may be affected by the work stoppage as well, states a City of Oshawa 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.
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.