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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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All aboard: CN locomotive engineers file strike notice

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MONTREAL — Canadian National Railways received a 72-hour strike notice from the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) of its plan to strike the company just after midnight on Nov. 28.

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Strike One: Truckers Reject Vancouver Port Deal

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER, BC – Unionized truck drivers are walking the picket line at Port Metro Vancouver this Monday after Unifor members voted overwhelmingly to reject a deal made late last week.

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Union strife could railroad CN deal; Teamsters trying takeover

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Former Canadian representatives of the United Transportation Union are trying to scuttle a tentative labor agreement with CN Rail by mounting a Teamsters takeover of the U.S.-based union.

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Farmers brace for CN strike

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG — Canada’s agriculture sector is worried the country’s status as a reliable supplier of grains and oilseeds will be threatened if a labour dispute between Canadian National Railway and its locomotive engineers turns into a strike.

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Vancouver Port Truckers on Strike, BCTA Clash

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LANGLEY, BC – A strike and protest by truckers at the Port Metro Vancouver turned from peaceful to aggressive, according to the Western Canadian Shippers’ Coalition (WCSC) and the BC Trucking Association (BCTA).

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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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DriveTest strike testing workers patience

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Two recent demonstrations by DriveTest employees hoped to sway the Ontario government into intervening in the ongoing labour dispute, but to no avail.

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Whistleblower Tool Set Up for Port Metro Vancouver Drivers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Port Metro Vancouver has a new initiative, spurred on by this year’s Vancouver strike, to give truckers a way to voice their concerns.

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SPECIAL REPORT: CP strike shackles intermodal; Strike heating up

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Tensions are escalating between CP Rail and 3,200 picketing workers as the three-day rail strike heads into the weekend.

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CN makes another call to end strike through binding arbitration

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MONTREAL — On the eve of a back-to-work legislation vote in Ottawa, Canadian National Railways has called again for the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference to agree to binding arbitration.

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New Strike Avoided, Waters Choppy at Port Metro Vancouver

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER, BC – Tensions are once again increasing at Port Metro Vancouver, but another damaging strike has so far been avoided.

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CPR Strike Update: Court tells western pickets to move out of the way

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Striking CP Rail employees picketing at intermodal yards in Calgary and Vancouver have been ordered by the courts not to hold up trucks trying to unload or pick up containers.

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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.