Thunder Bay – Waterfront Hotel Builder Penalized For Using Non-Union Workers

Waterfront hotel builder penalized for using non-union workers

Burmet Northern Limited ordered to pay nearly $150,000 to painters union

The contractor building the Delta by Marriott hotel on Thunder Bay’s waterfront is paying a steep price for employing workers or subcontractors who don’t belong to the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.

The union filed a grievance in June under the Ontario Labour Relations Act against Burmet Northern Limited.

In a decision released last week, the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) ruled that Burmet had failed to abide by the provincial collective agreement between the union and employers belonging to the Ontario Painting Contractors’ Association, the Interior Systems Contractors Association of Ontario, and the Acoustical Association of Ontario.

Burmet, the ruling stated, hired people who are not members of the bargaining unit “to perform bargaining unit work, namely painting, paperhanging and stucco.”

According to the OLRB, the company’s violations of the collective agreement were ongoing since at least April 23, 2018 at its various construction projects, “including but not limited to the Delta-Marriott waterfront hotel construction site.” – Tbnewswatch

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Ahhh,  never a good sign when a contractor and his/her sub-contractors cut corners to save some money.  The Ministry of Labour  issued some safety related stop work orders a couple of weeks ago as well.

And then there is the developer, The Resolve Group. having to hire a competent supervisor for the project. Yes…a competent project supervisor.  The developer has to be ordered to hire a competent project supervisor.

I wonder what will happen next?

Then there is this past related post: THUNDER BAY BUILDER FINED FOR ILLEGAL BUILDING

Guess which builder was fined for illegal building?

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