British Colombia Port Workers Vote to Strike

May 14: Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada have voted overwhelmingly to strike against the member companies of the B.C. Maritime Employers Association in the union’s bid to secure a new contract.

The previous eight-year deal between the two sides expired in March 2018. While contract negotiations continued, Locals 502 and 500 of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada held strike votes on May 8 and 9. The results showed 98.4 per cent of the 6,000-member union membership in favour of strike action.

Exact dates for when the strike will occur have not yet been announced.

Source: Times Colonist / Timothy Renshaw

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