VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The Rocky Mountaineer labour dispute just got uglier.

With employees locked out, taxi drivers asked the City of Vancouver to put up an unloading zone so cabbies aren’t forced to cross picket lines to drop off passengers.

Councilor Geoff Meggs says engineers did erect signs indicating the zone.

“But when I went down there to see this morning how things were going, it was gone. It turned out the Rocky Mountain people had dismantled the signs and put them away.”

Meggs says it goes to show how the unrest is affecting more than just the two parties.  

“There’s no reason to draw the taxi sector into this dispute, but that seems to be what’s happening. Rocky is trying to require drivers to cross the picket line, and in my judgment they can’t do that.”

The unloading zone is back in place.