Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mohawks' Bridge Work Draws Flak

Mercier Bridge

From The Montreal Gazette:

Ironworkers' union complains; Consortium overseeing Mercier project denies its labourers are unqualified.

The Mohawk construction firms awarded a $66-million contract to repair the Mercier Bridge are dismissing allegations by a Quebec ironworkers union that the project was being done by unqualified workers and lead paint was poisoning the environment.

"Everyone knows unions - they'll say and do anything to make a job a union job," a visibly upset Wayne Rice, chairman of the Mohawk Bridge Consortium, said yesterday.

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My Comment: The unions probably have a just cause to complain .... but the Mohawks see the bridge on their land, and they can demand anything that they may want.

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