Road


The Road Transportation sector has evolved to become one of the CAW's largest membership categories. Over 18,000 CAW members now work in road transportation, organized into 160 bargaining units. That implies an average of 110 members per bargaining unit - although some units are much larger.

There are two broad groups of CAW members in road transportation, and they face very different economic conditions. About half of our members in this sector work in public transit and school bus services. The largest group there is over 4,000 members who work as drivers and maintenance workers for Vancouver's public transit system. Public transit as a whole is heavily unionized in Canada.

The other half of the CAW's members in this sector work in a wide range of private trucking, shipping, waste and recycling, logistics, taxi, and courier operations. Union density in private trucking and shipping is much lower, and working conditions are more challenging.


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