Metro Vancouver’s container truck drivers say they aren’t seeing results fast enough over lost wages.
Gagan Singh from the United Truckers Association says they’ve heard the word “soon” too much from mediators involved in their dispute with Port Metro Vancouver.
At a meeting Wednesday, Singh says the trucking commissioner has completed audits for six companies over wages owed to workers.
But when he asked mediators Corinne Bell and Vince Ready what the definition of soon is, he was given no time frame.
“They use the words that they are taking action against the companies very soon. But they haven’t taken any single action in the past two years.”
Working conditions and improved wages are top issues between truckers and the port.
Singh adds there is no plan to strike in the future.
In March 2014, truckers set up picket lines and shut down the port for nearly a month.