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Union given chance to keep FCA jobs in-house

July 31, 2017 by John Smith

WINDSOR, ON – Union members at a Fiat Chrysler assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario have until mid-August to identify cost-saving measures that would keep their employer from outsourcing 285 trucking jobs.

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BC container drivers to support NDP

April 7, 2017 by John Smith

SURREY, BC – Container truck drivers represented by Unifor and the United Truckers’ Association (UTA) will be supporting British Columbia’s New Democratic Party in the 2017 provincial election. “The BC Liberals have repeatedly dropped the ball managing Vancouver’s ports,” said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor’s […]

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Fiat Chrysler looks to outsource Windsor trucking

March 27, 2017 by John Smith

WINDSOR, ON – Fiat Chrysler’s assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario has announced that it plans to outsource the transportation of automotive parts, which had been handled by a private fleet.

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BC Lawsuit Launched Over Retroactive Port Driver Pay

February 17, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

VANCOUVER, BC – Ten Vancouver container trucking companies say they were shut out of talks that resulted in new minimum rates being retroactively applied for port trucking services. Now, the companies are taking the BC government and Port Metro to court to avoid ponying up the cash.

Container truckers shut down Port Metro Vancouver for nearly four weeks in March 2014 as a result of wage undercutting by trucking companies and long wait times at the Port. Drivers went back to work after a deal was signed. But it’s a deal that the companies say they weren’t part of.

“Undercutting in this sector has always been a problem and now we see clearly which truck company owners want to continue to drive wages down,” said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor’s BC area director.

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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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Port drivers ready to strike, union warns

December 23, 2014 by Allan Janssen

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Packed meeting on Sunday reveals drivers ‘disappointment’ in a pay system that costs them about $250 a week.

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Container drivers to meet about port pricing

December 18, 2014 by Allan Janssen

SURREY, BC – Drivers’ union says wages and trip rates negotiated in spring are not being honoured.