Longshore workers in British Columbia give strike notice

Please note that the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) released a statement regarding a strike :

May 23, 2019

UPDATE: International Longshore and Warehouse Union – Canada serves strike notice for GCT Global Container Terminals Canada effective 7am on Monday, May 27, 2019 in British Columbia.

Please be advised we have just received formal, written 72-hour strike notice from ILWU Canada relating to ongoing labour negotiations in British Columbia.

Strike notice has been specifically directed to GCT Global Container Terminals Canada effective on 7am on Monday, May 27, 2019 in British Columbia.

The BCMEA has a plan in motion to address next steps and we will update you further as the situation develops.

Despite this unfortunate step, we remain committed to the collective bargaining process and will continue to bargain in good faith. We are deeply concerned about the disruptive impact that a potential strike will have, not only on the jobs and economic security of individual citizens, but also to the broader Canadian economy.
It is our sincere hope that we can reach a new agreement that is in the interest of all parties. We will continue to work towards this goal in the days ahead.

Sincerely,

Mike Leonard
President and CEO | The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association

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