TORONTO, ON – The strike may be over for 700 Swissport ground crew members at Pearson International Airport, as early as tomorrow.
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.
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.
VANCOUVER – The provincial government is working on a bill to send 250 Unifor truckers, currently on strike, back to work.
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.
TORONTO — After a four-month deadlock, the labour dispute at Ontario’s DriveTest Centres ended with services resuming yesterday.
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.
CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have extended their no strike/no lockout agreement while negotiations continue.
ST. CLOUD, MN – Agreement ratified yesterday, with third and fourth shift added.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VANCOUVER, BC – Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday that the strike at Port Metro Vancouver, orchestrated by about 1,400 container truckers, is unacceptable.