Strike by construction union stops work on Mara Road

constructionWork on three contracted road construction projects in Durham – including the rehabilitation of Mara Road in Beaverton – has stopped following labour disruption.

The strike vote by LiUNA Local 183 involves the Oshawa Signatory Contractors and went into effect on Tuesday (June 20) at 4 p.m.

A press release from the Region the following day noted that work was halted immediately.

“There will be a delay in the construction schedules and timelines for the projects affected. The Region realizes that these delays may be disruptive, and sincerely appreciates the public’s understanding in this regard,” the release reads.

Along with Mara Road, the other impacted projects are Main Street Road in Orono and Regional Road 57 in Clarington.

LiUNA Local 183 bills itself as the “largest construction local union in North America” and has members in virtually every aspect of the construction industry including residential, sewer and watermain, road construction, bridge building, pipeline, railroads and utilities.