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Christy Clark signs a deal with United Truckers association director Meeka Sanghera, left, and Unifor Jerry Dias, middle.
Christy Clark signs a deal with United Truckers association director Meeka Sanghera, left, and Unifor Jerry Dias, middle.
(CHAD HIPOLITO/THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

Truckers credit Christy Clark for resolving prolonged strike

Jerry Dias, national president of Unifor, travelled to Victoria last week with plans to escalate the four-week-old labour dispute at Port Metro Vancouver. The visit was a public display of brinksmanship. In the legislature, the B.C. government was fast-tracking a bill to force the truckers back to work. In response, Mr. Dias scheduled a Wednesday morning press conference in the B.C. capital to announce his members would defy the legislation.