‘unqualified\' workers used: street light swap sparks complaint‘unqualified\' workers used: street light swap sparks complaint‘unqualified\' workers used: street light swap sparks complaint

by:ILED     2019-12-12
The city-
The widespread replacement of outdated street lights has sparked complaints from the union about the safety and fairness of the work.
However, the city and its contractors objected to the allegations, noting that a recent survey by the Labor Department showed that no violations were found after the temporary suspensionwork order.
Hamilton spent $5.
5 million for 10,000 street light bulbs-
This year, led savings have been made through contracts with Enersource Power Services, a subsidiary of a utility company in Mississauga sand.
Led will save taxpayers $800,000 a year
If the work is completed by December, the city is eligible for $3.
5 million provincial awards.
A project update submitted to the council this week shows that the near road light head has been replaced.
But 105 of the electronics workers, who are rich in DiPietro\'s comments, said he looked at the work done by \"unqualified\" workers, which may require fuse wiring checks.
He noted that the city\'s own tender documents and the Ontario Institute of Trade stipulated that such work required the expertise of specific certified electricians or certified line workers.
\"My taxes will pay for the electrical work of the unqualified workers, which bothers me,\" he said . \".
\"However, it is also unfair to weaken the bid qualification of other bidders on the basis of the use of appropriate qualified personnel.
\"Enersource is also leading a similar Mississauga replacement project, which raises specific questions about complaints to Hamilton officials.
But Joanne Campea, director of corporate relations, said by email that the company was fulfilling the terms of the contract, including meeting the fair wage policy in the city.
Gary Moore, director of engineering, said the city was pleased with the Labor Department\'s findings.
\"The department looks at the complaint and allows the work to continue.
\"We have to rely on the opinions of the ministry,\" he said . \".
\"Contractor has a responsibility to obey (provincial)
Qualification rules.
Moore said the city would review the allegations of a failed bidder, saying the work violated Hamilton\'s fair wage policy, but added that, he believes that the issue \"is more of a dispute between bidders in the bidding process.
\"DiPietro commented that-
Bid by affiliated contractor, project failed.
\"But this is not a union against a non-union. union thing.
Anyone bidding on this project has the right to feel frustrated.
Spokesman William Lin said: \"The Department of Labor confirmed that it stopped working on a one-week investigation complaint program in June, but found no violations.
A preliminary report from a provincial field official obtained by the audience noted that no certified electricians were involved in the work that day.
The crew includes workers and supervisors, and only the latter is identified as \"well-trained first-line workers \".
A spokesman for the Ontario Institute of Trade said on January that regulators were \"aware\" of the complaint but declined to talk about it.
O\'Driscoll does confirm that the \"scope of practice\" rule requires licensed electricians to carry out street light renovation on independent poles. Coun.
Scott Duval said he had been assured that the work was safe.
\"My main concern is to find out if the procurement process is fair to all bidders,\" Duvall said . \" Duvall, a former union leader, often puts pressure on Labor.
\"I\'ll ask the staff some questions about this, but for now, I\'m not clear enough.
\"The city will save $800,000 a year from energy.
Energy-saving led, mainly replacing high
Wattage bulbs on the main road.
The 10,000 old bulbs represent about one quarter of all the city\'s street lights, but account for half of its electricity consumption.
The new light should provide clear white light instead of the orange tone of the old light bulb and reduce the overall light pollution.
Amendments have been published: 20150904-
The photo Title in Wednesday\'s edition of Hamilton bystanders incorrectly identified Dundurn Street South.
@ Thespec. com 905-526-
3241 | @ MattatthespecThe city-
The widespread replacement of outdated street lights has sparked complaints from the union about the safety and fairness of the work.
However, the city and its contractors objected to the allegations, noting that a recent survey by the Labor Department showed that no violations were found after the temporary suspensionwork order.
Hamilton spent $5.
5 million for 10,000 street light bulbs-
This year, led savings have been made through contracts with Enersource Power Services, a subsidiary of a utility company in Mississauga sand.
Led will save taxpayers $800,000 a year
If the work is completed by December, the city is eligible for $3.
5 million provincial awards.
A project update submitted to the council this week shows that the near road light head has been replaced.
But 105 of the electronics workers, who are rich in DiPietro\'s comments, said he looked at the work done by \"unqualified\" workers, which may require fuse wiring checks.
He noted that the city\'s own tender documents and the Ontario Institute of Trade stipulated that such work required the expertise of specific certified electricians or certified line workers.
\"My taxes will pay for the electrical work of the unqualified workers, which bothers me,\" he said . \".
\"However, it is also unfair to weaken the bid qualification of other bidders on the basis of the use of appropriate qualified personnel.
\"Enersource is also leading a similar Mississauga replacement project, which raises specific questions about complaints to Hamilton officials.
But Joanne Campea, director of corporate relations, said by email that the company was fulfilling the terms of the contract, including meeting the fair wage policy in the city.
Gary Moore, director of engineering, said the city was pleased with the Labor Department\'s findings.
\"The department looks at the complaint and allows the work to continue.
\"We have to rely on the opinions of the ministry,\" he said . \".
\"Contractor has a responsibility to obey (provincial)
Qualification rules.
Moore said the city would review the allegations of a failed bidder, saying the work violated Hamilton\'s fair wage policy, but added that, he believes that the issue \"is more of a dispute between bidders in the bidding process.
\"DiPietro commented that-
Bid by affiliated contractor, project failed.
\"But this is not a union against a non-union. union thing.
Anyone bidding on this project has the right to feel frustrated.
Spokesman William Lin said: \"The Department of Labor confirmed that it stopped working on a one-week investigation complaint program in June, but found no violations.
A preliminary report from a provincial field official obtained by the audience noted that no certified electricians were involved in the work that day.
The crew includes workers and supervisors, and only the latter is identified as \"well-trained first-line workers \".
A spokesman for the Ontario Institute of Trade said on January that regulators were \"aware\" of the complaint but declined to talk about it.
O\'Driscoll does confirm that the \"scope of practice\" rule requires licensed electricians to carry out street light renovation on independent poles. Coun.
Scott Duval said he had been assured that the work was safe.
\"My main concern is to find out if the procurement process is fair to all bidders,\" Duvall said . \" Duvall, a former union leader, often puts pressure on Labor.
\"I\'ll ask the staff some questions about this, but for now, I\'m not clear enough.
\"The city will save $800,000 a year from energy.
Energy-saving led, mainly replacing high
Wattage bulbs on the main road.
The 10,000 old bulbs represent about one quarter of all the city\'s street lights, but account for half of its electricity consumption.
The new light should provide clear white light instead of the orange tone of the old light bulb and reduce the overall light pollution.
Amendments have been published: 20150904-
The photo Title in Wednesday\'s edition of Hamilton bystanders incorrectly identified Dundurn Street South.
@ Thespec. com 905-526-
3241 | @ MattatthespecThe city-
The widespread replacement of outdated street lights has sparked complaints from the union about the safety and fairness of the work.
However, the city and its contractors objected to the allegations, noting that a recent survey by the Labor Department showed that no violations were found after the temporary suspensionwork order.
Hamilton spent $5.
5 million for 10,000 street light bulbs-
This year, led savings have been made through contracts with Enersource Power Services, a subsidiary of a utility company in Mississauga sand.
Led will save taxpayers $800,000 a year
If the work is completed by December, the city is eligible for $3.
5 million provincial awards.
A project update submitted to the council this week shows that the near road light head has been replaced.
But 105 of the electronics workers, who are rich in DiPietro\'s comments, said he looked at the work done by \"unqualified\" workers, which may require fuse wiring checks.
He noted that the city\'s own tender documents and the Ontario Institute of Trade stipulated that such work required the expertise of specific certified electricians or certified line workers.
\"My taxes will pay for the electrical work of the unqualified workers, which bothers me,\" he said . \".
\"However, it is also unfair to weaken the bid qualification of other bidders on the basis of the use of appropriate qualified personnel.
\"Enersource is also leading a similar Mississauga replacement project, which raises specific questions about complaints to Hamilton officials.
But Joanne Campea, director of corporate relations, said by email that the company was fulfilling the terms of the contract, including meeting the fair wage policy in the city.
Gary Moore, director of engineering, said the city was pleased with the Labor Department\'s findings.
\"The department looks at the complaint and allows the work to continue.
\"We have to rely on the opinions of the ministry,\" he said . \".
\"Contractor has a responsibility to obey (provincial)
Qualification rules.
Moore said the city would review the allegations of a failed bidder, saying the work violated Hamilton\'s fair wage policy, but added that, he believes that the issue \"is more of a dispute between bidders in the bidding process.
\"DiPietro commented that-
Bid by affiliated contractor, project failed.
\"But this is not a union against a non-union. union thing.
Anyone bidding on this project has the right to feel frustrated.
Spokesman William Lin said: \"The Department of Labor confirmed that it stopped working on a one-week investigation complaint program in June, but found no violations.
A preliminary report from a provincial field official obtained by the audience noted that no certified electricians were involved in the work that day.
The crew includes workers and supervisors, and only the latter is identified as \"well-trained first-line workers \".
A spokesman for the Ontario Institute of Trade said on January that regulators were \"aware\" of the complaint but declined to talk about it.
O\'Driscoll does confirm that the \"scope of practice\" rule requires licensed electricians to carry out street light renovation on independent poles. Coun.
Scott Duval said he had been assured that the work was safe.
\"My main concern is to find out if the procurement process is fair to all bidders,\" Duvall said . \" Duvall, a former union leader, often puts pressure on Labor.
\"I\'ll ask the staff some questions about this, but for now, I\'m not clear enough.
\"The city will save $800,000 a year from energy.
Energy-saving led, mainly replacing high
Wattage bulbs on the main road.
The 10,000 old bulbs represent about one quarter of all the city\'s street lights, but account for half of its electricity consumption.
The new light should provide clear white light instead of the orange tone of the old light bulb and reduce the overall light pollution.
Amendments have been published: 20150904-
The photo Title in Wednesday\'s edition of Hamilton bystanders incorrectly identified Dundurn Street South.
@ Thespec. com 905-526-
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