Media Advisory - Vancouver container truckers to hold demonstration

VANCOUVER, March 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Container truck drivers will hold a rally in downtown Vancouver to protest the BC government's March 19 announcement that it will introduce forced-work legislation.

"Truck drivers, like everyone else, deserve to be able to make a living. That is all this dispute has ever been about," said Paul Johal, President of Unifor-Vancouver Container Truckers' Association (VCTA). "We simply want to negotiate a deal that will benefit all parties."

Unifor National President Jerry Dias will be participating in the rally.

WHO: Container truck drivers and their supporters

WHERE: Canada Place, Vancouver

WHEN: Friday, March 21 at 12:00pm

Unifor was founded Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged. With more than 300,000 members, Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector.

SOURCE Unifor

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For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at 778-903-6549 (cell) or Ian.Boyko@unifor.org