United Truckers Association launches series of videos to show reasons for upcoming industrial action

SURREY, B.C. – The United Truckers Association (“UTA”) is set to initiate a closure of the Port of Vancouver in August because it received no bargaining response from the Government of Canada and senior port management.

The 5 of Julyethe UTA announced that despite a unanimous member vote in favor of industrial action, the organization was prepared to offer the month of July as a grace period to engage in “open, honest mediation and pragmatic” with the Port of Vancouver and Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra.

Yet, with just days to go until the schedule turns, the UTA was offered complete radio silence from the two, according to United Truckers Association (“UTA”) spokesman Gagan Singh.

“Although we wrote a letter directly to the Minister’s office and contacted the Port of Vancouver, we are disappointed to report that we have received no response,” Singh said. “UTA has always been committed to facilitating Canada’s supply chain, but this lack of commitment leaves no other choice, as we are only days away from August.

To further educate the public and the Government of Canada on the momentum behind an upcoming strike, the UTA has released a new series of videos titled “The Hypocrisy of the Port of Vancovuer” which will be promoted on the UTA’s Facebook page. UTA (unitedtruckers.ca) .

This series will clearly lay out why the Port’s Rolling Truck Age program is a political mistake and demonstrate the empty arguments used for its implementation.

The UTA is committed to ensuring that Canadians understand that any future industrial action that cripples the flow of goods and consumer prices in the country is the result of a dereliction of duty by the Government of Canada.

“We have acted in good faith for years, but have been completely ignored by the federal government, which indicates that they are not taking our members’ commitment to proceed seriously,” Singh adds. “But barring last-minute intervention, the Prime Minister is going to realize that this do-nothing approach is a major miscalculation.”

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