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BC to require 13,431 new drivers in next decade: study

August 5, 2016 by John Smith

VANCOUVER, BC – British Columbia’s transportation and construction industries will need to fill 110,000 jobs in the next decade – and truck drivers will be among those most in demand, according to Asia Pacific Gateway Labor Market Outlook 2016-2025.

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Jobs-A-Plenty In Alberta Oil, Gas, Construction Sectors

December 5, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

CALGARY, AB- Employment in the Alberta’s oil and gas industry and the related construction sector is on the rise and expected to increase about 35 percent by 2023, according to a report by the Petroleum HR Council.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Supreme Court to rule on pivotal freight forwarding case

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Anxious Canadian freight forwarders will have to wait a little longer for the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision on whether cross-dock, intermodal carrier Consolidated Fastfrate can be federally unionized.

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13 Not a Charm: Another anti-scab bill voted down

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — For at least the third time in a couple of years, legislation to ban federally regulated companies from hiring replacement workers during labor strikes has been defeated.

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ESA VS HOS: The battle continues

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Not only are there significant inconsistencies in the way various provincial transport departments apply federal hours-of-service rules, but the driving time regime remains at odds with provincial labor legislation as well, trapping most private fleets behind the eight ball.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Top court settles pivotal freight forwarding-logistics case

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has finally ruled on a critical case that could change how some freight forwarders, logistics companies, and hybrid highway carriers are governed under provincial and federal law.

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Strike Two: Vancouver Port Truckers Reject Deal Again

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER, BC – Container truckers at Port Metro Vancouver are still striking on Monday after a government and port authority plan to end the job action failed to make headway on the weekend.

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WEBINARS ON HIRING

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Compli offers free webinar series on best practices in hiring

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Will Fit Drivers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Licensed drivers are out there. It’s up to you to bring them into the flock, pierced tongues, high expectations and all. Part three of a series on trucking’s labor shortage.

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Rail Strike Part Deux? CP headed for disruption this week

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Weeks after getting back on track from a major CN Rail disruption in March, some shippers may soon be bracing for another strike — this time by workers at Canadian Pacific.

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Human Rights panel puts foreign worker programs at risk: Industry

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VICTORIA — The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal’s recent ruling that dictates pay structures for foreign workers could create a precedent that puts provincial temporary foreign worker programs in jeopardy.