Road transportation is one of Unifor’s largest sectors with over 21,500 members employed as bus drivers, in private trucking, shipping, waste and recycling, logistics as well as taxi drivers and dispatchers and couriers, among others. The largest group there is over 4,000 members who work as drivers and maintenance workers for Vancouver's public transit system. Public transit as a whole is heavily unionized in Canada.

Unifor members at GFL Windsor ratify new agreement

Wage increases and improved contract language are just some of the gains in a new collective agreement for the 54 Unifor Local 444 members at GFL Environmental in Windsor.

“Congratulations to Local 444 members for persevering in tough negotiations to achieve a deal that properly recognizes their contribution,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias.

The three-year contract includes wage increases of $1.25 per hour in the first year, followed by a 1% increase in each of the remaining two years. Local 444 members also received a $750 signing bonus.

Flexibility on truck retirement deadline needed to avert port gridlock

VANCOUVER—The controversial plan to force hundreds of container trucks out of the Metro Vancouver port transportation system will cause chaos in a system already under unique pressure from the pandemic, flooding, and supply chain issues, says Unifor.

“Without action from Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, gridlock will overtake Vancouver’s ports,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Millions of British Columbians rely on the efficient operation of their ports. Ignoring the issue has only made matters worse.”

Unifor members at Port of Vancouver ratify pattern agreement

Container truckers at Aheer Transportation and Prudential Transportation overwhelmingly ratified a pattern agreement avoiding a potential strike at Canada’s largest port. 

The agreement helps Unifor truckers achieve some the best wages and benefits at the port.

“Unifor’s pattern agreement has set the standard in Metro Vancouver’s container trucking industry for years,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Truckers deserve an agreement that reflects their significant contribution to our economy.”

Unifor serves 72-hour strike notice to two container trucking companies

VANCOUVER—Container truck drivers at Aheer Transportation and Prudential Transportation could be on strike as soon as December 3, 2021 after 72-hours notice was served today by Unifor.

“Unifor will not let Aheer and Prudential escape their responsibilities to workers,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “The pattern collective agreement negotiated this summer is fair and reasonable. There will be no exemptions for greedy employers.”

The road is our workplace

The Road is Our Workplace is a campaign for safe parking places for long haul and regional drivers to check loads and rest.