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Truck drivers at Port of Vancouver vote for hiring action to protest the phasing out of old vehicles

The United Trackers Association hasjob actionsatVancouver Portto protest a program that forces its members to phase out. He said he voted in favor of. Of old trucks.

According to a statement from the association, 639 members voted to support actions that could "create a shock wave across Canada's already vulnerable supply chain." is.

A program aimed at banning old trucks from the port is scheduled to begin in September, but according to the association, this scheme will incur catastrophic costs to drivers.

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According to the statement, the port will discuss the phasing out of all trucks over the age of 20 even though it is the most commercially licensed truck elsewhere in BC. Do not face similar measures.

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Association spokesman, Gagan Singh states that members have agreed to meet with the port in July, but will be closed and "advanced" in August if aging trucks are banned.

The port said last month that the program aims to improve air quality throughout Metro Vancouver and is scheduled to begin in February, but Federal Transport Minister Omar Argabra said. Ordered further negotiations.

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According to a statement from the Association, Argabra has since been Being silent, the port reintroduced the so-called Rolling Track Age Program without substantial changes.

“The minister needs to offer a different approach in the coming weeks,” says Shin.

Details on possible work actions will be released later this month, the statement said.

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