VANCOUVER, B.C. –The union representing O/Os serving Port Metro Vancouver announced in early May that a strike involving workers for two local trucking companies has been averted.
Tentative agreements have been signed between the owner/operators and their carriers Pacific Transportation Group and Port-Team Transport, the VCTA-CAW Local 2006 union announced. About 140 O/Os working for the companies had been in a legal strike position since Apr. 30, according to the union.
“We are hopeful that this last minute deal with two of the major players in the industry will send a signal to companies that have not yet signed that it’s time to get on-board,” said Paul Uppal, VCTA-CAW Local 2006 service representative.
“We have six identical collective agreements signed and the other companies that have not signed should make no mistake, sign the pattern agreement or face strike votes,” added Paul Johal, president VCTA-CAW Local 2006. •
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