2,000 Workers Set to Strike at Key Vancouver Container Terminals

Two thousand waterfront workers at two key container terminals operated by the Port of Vancouver are poised to walk off the job at 7 A.M. on Monday, May 27. The news comes after a vote held earlier this month by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which overwhelmingly resulted in favour of taking a job…

Dockworkers in Spain begin strikes over labor reform

Sources: Associated Press; MSC Activity in Spain’s ports was intermittent Monday as dockworkers began a three-day strike to protest layoffs stemming from an effort to liberalize the industry in line with European Union rules. The main national union said that most of the 6,150 dockworkers had stopped working Monday as planned, every other hour. Strikes…

CN and Teamsters reach Tentative deal/Delmar Contingency Solution

Canadian National Railway (CN) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC-CTY), the union representing CN’s conductors in Canada, have reached a tentative agreement, averting a planned strike. North American intermodal shippers using CN’s Canadian network were preparing for potential delays after the TCRC warned of a strike early morning Tuesday. Details of the labour contract…

Update CN Labour Negotiations with the TCRC

Source: CN The Teamster’s Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) is the union representing the Canadian National Railway Company’s (CN) conductors in Canada. CN expects that the TCRC may announce the results of a strike vote in the next week. It should be noted that a union seeking a strike mandate from its membership is a normal…

Spain Port Strikes Postponed

A meeting between stevedores and the government yesterday evening has resulted in a provisional agreement cancelling proposed strike action for the next two weeks. The employers association and dockworkers unions have agreed to a round of meetings to be held within the coming weeks with the aim of reaching an agreement for the stevedoring sector…