The Ontario Building Trades Council had to find room for two new chairs to add to the executive board table that presided over the council’s 66th annual convention this month.

The new faces at the executive table in Windsor during the Oct. 11 to 13 convention represented the International Union of Operating Engineers, which signed on this summer after a 10-year absence, and LIUNA, which returned to the fold last December.

The unions become the 14th and 15th building trades on the council.

“Our members work very closely with the Labourers’ on most occasions and we prefer to have a good, friendly relationship with them,” Local 793 business manager Mike Gallagher said.

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