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Vancouver port truckers' strike to continue

Published Mon, Mar 17, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[VANCOUVER] A two-and-a-half week container truck driver strike at Port Metro Vancouver was set to continue after a government and port authority plan to end the job action at Canada's largest port failed to make headway at the weekend.

The 14-point plan, revealed late on Thursday by the Canadian and British Columbia governments and the port authority, sets out to address the concerns of the striking drivers on fair pay, reduced wait times at container facilities and the creation of an industry oversight committee.

It also called for the striking drivers, who include unionised and independent truckers, to return to work immediately, ending a strike that has crippled operations and delayed the transport of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of goods.

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