VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – This afternoon, we’ll find out if BC’s unionized truckers have decided to take job action again.
Gavin McGarrigle with Unifor says drivers are angry pay hikes promised during a deal with the province back in March haven’t kicked in yet.
“There are time frames for members to be paid various increases that were promised. There’s a lot of frustration out there those time frames haven’t been met,” he explains.
He says truckers will be meeting today to discuss their options. “We went back to work on the promise we received from both levels of government that they would take the necessary steps to bring the joint action plan to fruition in the time frame that was set out clearly in the plan. That hasn’t 100 per cent happened.”
McGarrigle says truckers are still in a legal strike position and would not have to give 72-hours notice to withdraw services at the port.
The job action in March lasted almost a month and left hundreds of millions of dollars in cargo undelivered.