Metro Vancouver truckers want new rates
Truckers were on strike in March of this year at Port Metro Vancouver. (FILE PHOTO, 24 HOURS)
Container truck drivers voted unanimously to strike if rate negotiations with the provincial government aren’t resolved in the new year.
Truck drivers servicing Port Metro Vancouver met in Surrey Sunday to discuss job action following new rates released by the provincial government on Dec. 15.
In March, both sides reached an agreement after a four-week strike protesting low rates and long wait times at Port Metro Vancouver.
The new rates do not respect the negotiated terms, said Gavin McGarrigle, B.C. area director of Unifor, a private-sector union.
Drivers want to find a solution at the bargaining table but are prepared to strike if a solution is not reached by Feb. 1, said Unifor in a release.