VANCOUVER, B.C. — Port Metro Vancouver says container trucking activity continues to recover, even as many truck drivers remain off the job.
The port said Friday’s container movements surpassed those from Thursday, which set a new high since the labour disruption was initiated.
On Friday, truck drivers held a protest at Canada Place. Port Metro Vancouver says its supports their right to peacefully protest as long as they aren’t disrupting the rights of other truck drivers to continue serving the port. The port on Friday released a video of striking truck drivers abusing another trucker as he attempted to serve the port.
“Intimidation shown and released today is totally unacceptable,” said Robin Silvester, president and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver. “Despite this type of appalling behavior, our terminals are now seeing steadily growing truck activity demonstrating there are truckers who want to work and are willing to service the gateway. We are also continuing with the reforms we have announced to address the concerns that have been raised.”
You can watch video of the abuse recorded and released by PMV here.