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CUSTOMS STRIKE COULD MEAN BORDER HASSLES FOR TRUCKERS

OTTAWA, Ont. -- Canada Customs' labor union is warning drivers that there could be delays at the Canada-U.S. border...


OTTAWA, Ont. — Canada Customs’ labor union is warning drivers that there could be delays at the Canada-U.S. border this summer if a contract resolution isn’t reached.

The union’s contract expired in November, and 10,500 customs officers are bracing for a strike after the government’s latest offer of a 2.25 per cent pay hike.

In addition to wanting more money, the union also claims that Canada Customs relies too heavily on overtime shifts and on part-time workers, who they claim are often students without the training or experience to do the job properly.


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