Local workers join new union

Employees of Clark Reefer Lines part of the B.C. Transportation and Warehousing Association

Workers at a trucking company with a Vernon presence have joined a new union.

On Oct. 1, the B.C. Labour Relations Board certified the B.C. Transportation and Warehousing Association, local 402, as the bargaining agent for 120 drivers and warehouse personnel employed by Clark Reefer Lines.

Clark Reefer Lines operates a fleet of trucks and a warehouse facility in Coquitlam.

It has satellite operations in Vernon, Prince George, and smaller centres throughout the province.

Local 402 is a new local affiliated with the Christian Labour Association of Canada. Prior to joining CLAC, the employees at Clark Reefer were represented by an employee association.