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Pearson Swissport strike continues

August 24, 2017 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – The strike may be over for 700 Swissport ground crew members at Pearson International Airport, as early as tomorrow.

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Unifor Reaches Retro Pay Strike Deal with Harbour Link

January 19, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

VANCOUVER, BC – After seven weeks of negotiations, unionized container truck drivers and Harbour Link Container Services have reached a deal that will see drivers get retroactive pay. In late November, following an audit of the port’s container trucking players, the Office of the British Columbia Container Trucking Commissioner found that the companies were not paying drivers retroactive rates settled on in March 2014. According to a statement issued by union staff at Unifor, the new collective agreement with Harbour Link meets the framework of the pattern deal signed with other companies and increases “off dock” and CN and CP rates for local drivers.

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B.C. gravel haulers waiting for New Year to take action

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Disgruntled gravel truck owner-operators in B.C.’s Lower Mainland have decided not to play Scrooge during the holiday season and will until the New Year to decide how to deal with declining hauling rates.

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Port Metro Vancouver Truckers Ordered Back to Work

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER – The provincial government is working on a bill to send 250 Unifor truckers, currently on strike, back to work.

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Rail workers claim success in stopping CPR Expressway trailer train

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

BRIGHTON, Ont. — Striking CP Rail workers put the brakes on the railway’s main roll-on/roll-off intermodal train just outside of Brighton, Ont. yesterday.

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Backlog expected as Ontario test centres reopen

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — After a four-month deadlock, the labour dispute at Ontario’s DriveTest Centres ended with services resuming yesterday.

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Cargo Diverts Because of Port Metro Vancouver Strike

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ports on the northwest coast of the U.S. have received requests to change the course of vessels because of the truck driver strike in Vancouver.

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CP Rail and Teamsters agree to disagree

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have extended their no strike/no lockout agreement while negotiations continue.

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Polar Tank and IAM Agree on 5-Year Labor Contract

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ST. CLOUD, MN – Agreement ratified yesterday, with third and fourth shift added.

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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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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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Will Vancouver’s Port be Hit by Strike Today?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER – As recently as Tuesday afternoon, a group of drivers calling themselves the “United Truckers Association” (UTA) are threatening a work stoppage, which would prove crippling to the Port of Vancouver.

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Port Metro Vancouver “On Its Knees” Before Truckers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER – The province, Port Metro Vancouver and Federal Minister of Transport, Lisa Raitt have drafted and signed a 14-point proposal that they hope will end the strike crippling Canada’s largest port.

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DriveTest workers reject latest offer

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — At the suggestion of their bargaining committee, the membership of United Steelworkers Local 9511 voted down their employer’s latest offer, continuing the strike at Ontario’s DriveTest centers.

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Unacceptable for Vancouver Truckers to Strike, Harper Says

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER, BC – Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday that the strike at Port Metro Vancouver, orchestrated by about 1,400 container truckers, is unacceptable.