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Labour board ruling means Harbour Link has run out of excuses

One of the container trucking companies holding out against signing the pattern collective agreement with its drivers has no more excuses after a new labour board ruling, says Unifor. Several irregularities in the evidence submitted by CLAC caused the Canadian Industrial Relations Board’s (CIRB) to dismiss the application in the “raid” of Unifor’s members at Harbour Link Container Services.

Harbour Link has been citing the union membership dispute as a reason to delay bargaining. The company is only one of two companies still behind picket lines.

“Nobody, including Harbour Link, actually believed that CLAC would be successful in interfering in the bargaining process,” said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor’s BC Area Director. “Harbour Link has wasted everybody’s time. They have little choice now but to sign onto the collective agreement that most of their competitors signed weeks ago.”

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