GTSWCA Legal Opinion on IUOE 793 Safety Protocol
Published on: 27/03/2020
Many of you received a notice yesterday from IUOE Local 793 that included the union's proposed Safety Protocol for site management during the COVID19 outbreak. As we noted to members yesterday, we recommend that you do not sign or endorse this document due to a number of legal and financial implications. Attached is the legal opinion obtain by the GTSWCA that may help you further understand the implications of signing or endorsing this Protocol.
The GTSWCA has responded to Local 793 to inform them that we cannot sign or endorse the document. As you all know, it is the responsibility of each individual contractor to determine how to best manage your project sites. We encourage you all to keep up to date about the changes occurring and to follow the evolving safety measures being put forward by Public Health Ontario, other provincial public health bodies, the Province and your Local Municipalities.
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