UTA has suc­cess­ful open house with MPs and pro­vin­cial Min­is­ters and MLAs

The Miracle - - Politics - Ga­gan Singh – Me­dia Contact:

Pres­sures now lies with elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives to re­port back on progress on De­cem­ber 10 Sur­rey, BC – The UTA has sev­eral hun­dred mem­bers at­tend an in­for­ma­tional ses­sion with a num­ber of MPs, provin­cials Min­is­ters and MLAs over the week­end, where the or­ga­ni­za­tions key issues were out­lined. In spite of sev­eral at­tempts over the past two years, this was the first time that the UTA has been able to gather such a group of elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives to­gether in one room. The UTA’s on­go­ing issues with labour mo­bil­ity, un­law­ful in­dus­try ac­tiv­i­ties and un­fair puni­tive re­quire­ments were pre­sented, and all were given one month to re­port back on progress at an­other UTA gath­er­ing sched­uled for De­cem­ber 10, 2017. The UTA’s approach rep­re­sents a new era for the way in which the or­ga­ni­za­tion deals with those that are tasked with rep­re­sent­ing the in­ter­ests of the peo­ple, ac­cord­ing to UTA spokesper­son Ga­gan Singh. “Sun­day’s meet­ing was an ef­fec­tive way to clearly out­line the UTA’s points to fed­eral and pro­vin­cial offi- cials, and now the ball is in their court to take ac­tion,” says Singh. “There is no longer an op­por­tu­nity for avoid­ance by claim­ing that th­ese issues are not in their ju­ris­dic­tion, be­cause the re­al­ity is that mea­sures to­wards progress can be made. All of those in at­ten­dance have been in­vited to re­turn back to the UTA’s next gath­er­ing, where their ef­forts will be judged by UTA mem­bers who are des­per­ate to have fair­ness, law­ful be­hav­ior and free mar­ket prin­ci­ples re­turned to the lo­cal drayage in­dus­try

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