Jun 12, 2013

By AM740 Staff

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Some of the province’s striking elevator technicians will go back to work in residential buildings next Monday June 17.

The National Elevator Escalator Association announced the move today as the union representing the mechanics remains at the bargaining table.

Ben McIntyre speaks for the International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 50.

He says strike across the province continues and described the N-E-E-A’s resumption of services quote:  a disingenuous effort to create false hope among Ontarians affected by the strike.

At issue for the roughly 14-hundred elevator mechanics are workloads and staffing levels.

About 800 of the mechanics on the picket line work in the GTA, which is undergoing one of the biggest construction booms in North America.

The association said it has flagged hospitals and nursing homes as priority buildings in need of lift maintenance so that people with mobility problems will not be forced to take the stairs.


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