Unifor will hold strike vote on Mar 1

Vancouver:  The non-unionized truckers, part of United Truckers Association (UTA), went on strike to protest against long wait times at the port on Feb 26. The United Truckers Association of British Columbia (UTA) is a non-profit group representing union and non-union drivers. Meeka Sangehra, spokesman of UTA told Asian Journal that there is almost complete has been shut down and UTA expects other unions to join their protest. Jasbir Sandhu, MP for Surrey North, has come forward in support of the United Truckers’ Association. In a statement to the press, Jasbir Sandhu explained, “I have previously spoken in Parliament on behalf of the United Truckers’ Association, as well as written a letter to the Minister of Transportation, in an attempt to convince the government, and consequently Port Metro Vancouver, to pay attention to these very important concerns.” As the United Truckers’ Association contemplates future action, Sandhu promises to continue working in Ottawa to get the industry federal attention.