Correspondence from the Minister of Labour
Late this afternoon, both the BCMEA and the ILWU Canada received correspondence from the Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan.
The Minister’s letter states, “After ten weeks of mediation, and two weeks of a strike that is paralyzing Canadian exports and imports, I have asked the senior federal mediator to supply me with terms of a recommended settlement pursuant to subsection 105(2) of the Canada Labour Code.”
Minister O’Regan has given the senior federal mediator 24 hours to provide him with his recommendations for the settlement of this dispute. Once received, the Minister will share the mediator’s recommendations with both Parties, in which the Parties will have 24 hours to review and communicate their willingness to recommend the terms for ratification to their respective Members.
Last updated: July 11, 2023, 7:25 pm PT