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VICTORIA – The Province is enacting the Container Trucking Act and its supporting Regulations, which will bring new rates into force on Dec. 22, 2014 and provide fair wages and working conditions for truckers.
This will allow the Lower Mainland’s container trucking industry to move forward to ensure the continued efficient operation and global competitiveness of Port Metro Vancouver, which is critical to a robust provincial and national economy.
The Province recognizes the important role truckers play in the efficiency of the supply chain. This new Act establishes a rate structure that ensures truckers are paid fairly for their work.
The Province is meeting its commitments under the Joint Action Plan from March 2014 and is acting on recommendations made by mediators Vince Ready and Corrin Bell.
Next steps will be for the Province to appoint a new, independent Container Trucking Commissioner, who will provide oversight to the industry. The Commissioner will be responsible for future rate setting, oversight of the audit and enforcement function and future licencing.
The Commissioner will be directed to bring labour and industry together through an Industry Advisory Committee to discuss and reach consensus on a number of issues important to the sector.
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