VANCOUVER, BC – British Columbia officials say they have a “smooth solution” to the Lions Gate “Bump”, as they enter the final repair work for the Vancouver bridge that opened in 1938 and handles up to 70,000 vehicles per day.
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Vancouver has taken Canada’s bottom honors for traffic congestion, according to an annual survey.
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, BC — One labor union is asking a British Columbia judge to force Container Trucking Commissioner Andy Smith to order the payment of back wages it claims are owed by port trucking companies to container truckers at Port Metro Vancouver. In documents filed with the court on Tuesday, Unifor is alleging that Smith is in a clear conflict of interest because he is employed as both the commissioner and the lead lobbyist of the BC Maritime Employers’ Association, an organization representing many commercial interests connected to Port Metro Vancouver.
The truckers shut down the port for around four weeks in March 2014 over long wait times and pay, eventually leading to a settlement and ending the protests, known as the Joint Action Plan. It was signed by Premier Christy Clark, representatives for federal Minister of Transportation Lisa Raitt, and Unifor.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Canada’s largest supply chain expo to recognize the province’s top vendors and service providers.
VANCOUVER, BC – Unionized container truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver agreed to vote on a deal made with labor mediator Vince Ready, who’s been assigned to resolved the conflict by Transport Canada.
VANCOUVER – Port Mann bridge ice bombs close new $3.3 Billion Bridge and lead to hundreds of insurance claims.
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).
LADNER, BC – A three-month study of diesel pollution from heavy-duty vehicles is underway in Vancouver, according to the Delta Optimist.
Port Metro Vancouver has a new initiative, spurred on by this year’s Vancouver strike, to give truckers a way to voice their concerns.
VANCOUVER, B.C. — There’s still no strike action from nearly 500 Vancouver port ship and dock foremen who have been poised to strike since New Year’s Day.
VANCOUVER – The provincial government is working on a bill to send 250 Unifor truckers, currently on strike, back to work.
VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Port Authority should mind its own business. That, effectively, is what the B.C. Trucking Association is telling the VPA after it reportedly started warning truckers it would revoke port trucking licences of companies that, for whatever reason, failed to pay fees assessed by terminal operators.
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.
VANCOUVER — After months of discussion and planning, the three B.C. Lower Mainland port authorities melded into one at the turn of the New Year.