Vancouver’s Two Largest Terminals Will Not Shut Down During Union Strike

The International Longshore Warehouse Union Canada (ILWU) and the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) have confirmed that workers are not picketing outside Vancouver’s two largest shipping container terminals on Monday, May 27, during a union strike, as had been previously reported by some media outlets.  All Vancouver ports and terminals remain open. The strike is…

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…

BCMEA UPDATE: ILWU Canada Strike Vote May 8, 9

UPDATE: May 14 Update: ILWU Local 500 posted the results of the strike vote held on May 8 and 9 on its website. More than 98 percent of the union’s members voted in favor of supporting strike action against the member companies of the B.C. Maritime Employers Association, if necessary. As noted in bulletins last…