ILWU authorizes strike in British Columbia

Negotiations are continuing between employers and the union with the help of Canada’s Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

ILWU authorizes strike in British Columbia

Negotiations are continuing between employers and the union with the help of Canada’s Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

ILWU authorizes strike in British Columbia

Negotiations are continuing between employers and the union with the help of Canada’s Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

 

   The International Longshore and Warehouse Union said Friday that an overwhelming 98.4 percent of its members in British Columbia voted in favor authorizing a strike, if necessary, against member companies of the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA).
   
The website Business in Vancouver reported Jeff Scott, chairman of the BCMEA’s board of directors, told it that dates for further negotiations are being scheduled through May.
    Negotiations between the BCMEA and ILWU Canada on a contract to replace one that expired in March 2018 are continuing with the help of the Canada’s Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
    T
he ILWU represents about 6,000 dockworkers throughout British Columbia including the major container ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert.

Not that long ago, it seemed inconceivable that the good times in [U.S.] trucking would end, but here we are back down to Earth. Growth in manufacturing – the most significant driver of trucking activity – has subsided, and residential construction remains stagnant. However, there are some near-term positives, such as lower diesel prices. Also, carriers are responding to flagging demand by ending their hiring spree.

The Port of Virginia’s container volumes rose 10.1% year-over-year in May to 260,894 TEUs, which included 119,592 TEUs of loaded imports, 88,065 TEUs of loaded exports and 53,237 TEUs of empty containers.

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