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Unifor serves 72-hour strike notice to B.C. trucking companies


Container truck drivers at Aheer and Prudential could be on strike as soon as December 3, 2021, after 72-hours notice was served on November 29th by Unifor.

On November 21 truckers at the two companies voted overwhelmingly to strike if their employers refused the industry pattern agreement set earlier this year with Harbour Link Transportation. The two employers account for approximately 170 trucks or 10 per cent of the Port of Vancouver’s container trucks. 

British Columbia’s supply chain is already under immense stress after flooding and dangerous storms continue to threaten the province.

In reaction to the potential for further supply chain interruptions, industry stakeholders and experts had the following comments:

“FHCP members are extremely concerned by [the] news out of the Port of Vancouver, in light of ongoing supply chain challenges that are already deeply impacting ability to deliver the food, health and consumer products Canadians rely on,” explained Errol Cerit, FHCP, SVP, Industry Affairs for FHCP. “It is imperative that industry and government work together at this critical juncture to facilitate an amicable solution that ensures the container trucks of Aheer and Prudential remain on the road, helping to ensure orders are filled and production continues. Quite simply, our sector needs every truck it can get.”

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