VANCOUVER, March 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) served 72-hour strike notice today
at the bargaining table with Dynamex, a division of Montreal-based
transportation conglomerate TransForce Inc. (TFI-T).
CAW Local 114 (http://www.cawlocal.ca/114/) represents 240 workers at one of the largest bargaining units within Dynamex within Vancouver
and surrounding areas including bike couriers and dependent contractor
owner operators providing same day, dedicated, and cartage courier
The union has set a strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3,
"TransForce recently reported the highest revenues in its history and
maintained excellent profitability yet it won't provide a fair deal to
its workers at Dynamex in Vancouver," said CAW National Representative
Gavin McGarrigle. "The company prefers an "asset light" model where
most of the costs and risk are downloaded onto dependent owner
operators" he added. "The union is seeking recognition of the minimum
costs for owner operators to put vehicles on the road and provide a
day's work," he added.
The workers at Dynamex voted 77% in favour of strike action on March 10 and have been without a new
contract for almost a year since April 1, 2012.
"The CAW members at Dynamex provide more than a fair day's work," said
McGarrigle. "It's time for the company to honour their end of the
bargain, settle a fair contract and stop downloading costs and risk
onto its workers," he added.
SOURCE: Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
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