Federal Workers Return to University Ave. Building


Canada Revenue Agency workers in Windsor are returning to their workplace this week.

About 300 workers at 441 University Ave. West were moved to other locations  in late June after they complained of vibrations in the building.

The  building was closed as a "precautionary measure" as engineering firms investigated the cause of the vibrations and determined what needed to be done.

Last week, the union's health and safety committee did a walk-thru and spoke with Public Services and Procurement Canada and decided it was time to return employees to the building.

"It has all been inspected and it is deemed safe now," says First national vice president of the Union of Taxation Employees Doug Gaetz. "They put a number of extra columns for stabilizing the second floor and to help with the vibration."

They will return in phases this week, starting Monday.

Gaetz is pleased with the way the situation was handled.

"I believe it is a good example of a union, management and health and safety committee working together for the employees to get the proper resolution," he says.

Workers had to work from home or other federal government buildings for the past three months.