New contractor for North Okanagan highways

JPW Road and Bridge has purchased the assets of Argo Road Maintenance in this service area

Effective March 29, provincial roads and bridges in the Okanagan-Shuswap will be maintained by JPW Road and Bridge.

The  service area encompasses Vernon, Armstrong, Spallumcheen, Falkland, Enderby, Salmon Arm and Sicamous.

JPW Road and Bridge has purchased the assets of Argo Road  Maintenance in this service area.

“All of Argo’s unionized staff in  this service area, represented by the B.C. Government and Service  Employees’ Union, will be offered jobs with the new maintenance contractor,” states a release.

“All of the rights of the unionized employees, including seniority and  entitlement to benefits, as described in the collective agreement  that was negotiated as part of the recent five-year contract  extensions, will continue.”

JPW Road and Bridge’s contract for Okanagan-Shuswap expires March 28, 2019.