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BCTA says members may sue for damages in BC Ferries strike

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- The British Columbia Trucking Association has released a statement advising its members to keep...


VANCOUVER, B.C. — The British Columbia Trucking Association has released a statement advising its members to keep accurate records of financial losses related to a work stoppage by BC Ferries workers.

“Many of our trucking company members will face increased costs and reduced revenues as a result of the illegal work stoppage taken by BC Ferries’ workers. Already, our bus company members that depend on BC Ferries will be unable to provide services of any sort. Since this is an illegal work stoppage that is causing financial losses, court action against the BC Ferry and Marine Workers’ Union is always an option to recover those losses,” said Paul Landry, BCTA CEO.

Approximately 700,000 Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast, Gulf Island and North Coast residents rely on truck transportation services for life’s essentials, says the BCTA. Similarly, thousands of businesses on both sides of the water rely on just-in-time delivery for manufacturing, processing, retailing, construction, etc.

BC Ferries transports approximately 1200 trucks per day and 500,000 trucks per year.


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