The picket lines are up outside Port Metro Vancouver facilities across the Lower Mainland.
The agency that runs Canada's busiest port has bolstered security after unionized container-truck drivers rejected a mediated settlement on the weekend.
"At the same time, we are working diligently with the federal and provincial governments, shippers and trucking companies to address trucker concerns and the continued instability of the container trucking industry," the port authority said in a news release.
The tentative agreement turned down by the 300-member Unifor-Vancouver Container Truckers' Association was "too little, too late," union president Paul Johal told the Vancouver Sun.
The union and management for various shipping firms that service the port thought crack mediator Vince Ready, appointed by Ottawa, had found a middle ground to prevent a walkout over drivers' complaints about chronic undercutting and long, costly waiting times to pick up and drop off containers.Read More »from Pickets go up at Port of Vancouver as container-truck drivers reject tentative deal