These past months, COVID-19 has shaped our collective imagination. The need for physical distancing has forced us to question how we work. Last spring, as offices became deserted and factories closed, health care facilities and other businesses were moving full steam ahead, and truck and delivery drivers were working flat out.
UPS Canada workers from coast to coast to coast have voted 97.1% in favour of strike action.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the contribution of truck drivers to the well-being of all Canadians has been, more than ever, invaluable. Without them, the economy would have almost completely ceased to function and chaos would have quickly taken hold in our cities and countryside.
Ottawa is providing much-needed and long-overdue relief for truck drivers who continue to grapple with the cost of food on the road.
Earlier this month, close to 250 workers at Ecco Heating in Calgary voted 96% in favour of ratifying their first collective agreement. The company manufactures sheet metal for heating and HVAC systems...