VAUGHAN, Ont. -- A contract dispute between a group of owner/operators and CP Rail has lead to a protest at CP’s intermodal terminal in Vaughan.
About 80 O/Os who move CP’s railcars by truck for General Cartage, Canada Drayage and Sim-Tran parked their vehicles, and blocked the main entrance on Rutherford Rd. near Highway 427 early Monday, according to a report from the Toronto Star.
The protest centres on the drivers’ new three-year contract, introduced July 9, that changes how they are paid, effectively cutting their wages by about 30%, according to the Star.
A driver at the protest said the cut comes after a previous 30% cut introduced in 2009.
The protestors have vowed to keep up their picket line around the clock, according to the report.
On a normal day, the terminal handles up to 1,900 trucks, according to a CP official.