(The Toronto Star – Vanessa Lu)
Truckers slowed freight traffic in and out of CP Rail’s main intermodal terminal in Vaughan on Monday, over a contract dispute with the railway’s subcontractors.
About 80 owner-operators who move CP’s railcars by truck for three companies – General Cartage, Canada Drayage Inc. and Sim-Tran – parked their vehicles, and blocked the main entrance on Rutherford Rd. near Highway 427 early Monday. Big rigs were parked along the side of the road as well in the centre lane.
Harjeet Singh say they are protesting a new three-year contract, introduced July 9, that changes how they are paid, effectively cutting their wages by about 30%. Singh said this comes after an earlier 30% cut in 2009, which they accepted given the tough economic times then. Read more here.
Date: July 31, 2012