Mayor John Tory: End the dangerous lockout at Exhibition Place!
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On Friday July 20th Mayor John Tory's Board of Governors at Exhibition Place locked out I.A.T.S.E. Local 58. Local 58 is the union that represents the skilled technical workers who set up and operate A/V, lighting, rigging and staging equipment at all of the venues on the grounds.
One day into the lockout witnesses saw and photographed several replacement workers wearing flips flops while performing the work that should be performed local 58 members. Legally they are considered to be working on a construction site and are required to wear approved steel toed boots for their safety.
These replacement workers are dangerously unqualified to be doing this type of work and are putting their safety at risk as well as potentially the safety of the public. If these workers don't care about their own safety how much will they care about the safety of others?
Labour disputes happen but workplace safety must be non-negotiable! Please help me send a message to Mayor John Tory and his Board of Governors that this dangerous lockout must end before a worker or member of the public is seriously hurt or killed.
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