VANCOUVER, Aug. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Unifor will file papers today in
provincial court to seek relief against Container Trucking Commissioner
Andy Smith for his refusal to enforce the wages owed to container truck
drivers as part of the March 2014 Joint Action Plan.
"It is clear to us that the Commissioner isn't interested in enforcing
the wage rates, which will only lead to more under-cutting and chaos,"
said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor's BC Area Director. "We're seeking
justice and the wages owed to container truck drivers in Metro
Container truckers shut down Port Metro Vancouver for nearly four weeks
in March 2014 as a result of wage undercutting by trucking companies
and long wait times at the Port. Truckers went back to work after a
plan was signed with the truckers, the Port, the BC government, and the
Filing of court proceedings against the Office of the BC Container
BC Supreme Court, 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Tuesday, August 4, 10:30 a.m.
Unifor BC Area Director Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor-Vancouver Container
Truckers' Association President Paul Johal, and legal couns
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing
more than 305,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when
the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and
Paperworkers unions merged.
For further information:
Please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at 778-903-6549 (cell) or Ian.Boyko@Unifor.org