Tolko truckers took job action yesterday morning
Logging truck drivers working for Tolko took job action in British Columbia yesterday morning.
Up to 60 drivers that deliver to a number of Tolko’s operations, including White Valley, Lavington, and Armstrong, refused to make their deliveries.
Tolko agreed to meet with the drivers about their concerns – namely safety issues and wages. The workers are concerned with the weight restrictions on the trucks, and the heavy traffic on the Kettle Valley logging road east of Lumby, British Columbia.
The truck drivers also want wage parity with logging truck drivers in the north. Tolko already feels their wages are competitive with their geographical region.
Interior Logging Association spokesperson Wayne Lintott said all the drivers will be back to work today.
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