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Court Ruling on Wages Major Victory for B.C. Truckers

Posted July 07, 2017

Under Logistics & Supply Chain Issues


(Unifor)

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has upheld the wage floor in the Container Trucking Act, after ten trucking companies sued the provincial government in an effort to avoid back pay and keep industry wages down.

“Container truck drivers work hard and deserve fair compensation,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Unifor fought hard to get higher pay rates and retroactivity included in the Act. We’re pleased that the court recognized the greed exhibited by these trucking companies for what it was.”

The June 30, 2017 BC Supreme Court decision ruled against the trucking companies challenge of the Act, made in an attempt to avoid paying over $1 million in back pay that was owed at the time to hard working drivers. Click here to read more.