PETRO-CAN PICKETERS STALL TRUCKERS

EDMONTON, Alta. — A strike by Petro-Canada workers in Edmonton and Ontario could cause havoc for fuel delivery truck drivers.

Although the company claims delivery of fuel and other products will continue uninterrupted, picketers say that may not be the case.

“As the strike goes on, it could get worse,” a striker told one trucker in Edmonton who was patiently waiting to get into the plant.

The picket line at the Edmonton refinery was peaceful Sunday, but workers forced trucks entering and leaving the plant to a 10-minute standstill.

Petro-Canada spokesperson Donna Hildebrant said the union is acting within strike protocol to stop vehicles and communicate for a few minutes.

“Unless they are completely blocking access in and out of the site, we would not take any action,” Hildebrant told local media.

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