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Local 514 Bargaining Update

Local 514 Bargaining Update Today the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) held a case management conference to hear complaints between the BCMEA and ILWU Local 514. At 1:19 pm, the ...

Local 514 Bargaining Update

Local 514 Bargaining Update Please be advised that in response to ILWU Local 514’s announced strike action at DP World (Canada) Inc. commencing on July 8, 2024, at or about ...

Local 514 Bargaining Update

Local 514 Bargaining Update Please be advised that ILWU Ship & Dock Foremen Local 514 (ILWU Local 1514) have provided formal, written 72-hour strike notice of intended strike action against ...

Local 514 Bargaining Update

Local 514 Bargaining Update This week the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) began the hearing to address the complaints between the BCMEA and ILWU Local 514. Additional time is required ...

Local 514 Bargaining Update

Local 514 Bargaining Update The BCMEA has been advised that ILWU local 514 members have voted to reject the industry’s revised comprehensive offer. In an effort to conclude a negotiated ...

Local 514 Bargaining Update

Local 514 Bargaining Update This week, the ILWU Ship & Dock Foremen Local 514 (ILWU Local 514) and the BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) continued collective bargaining in an effort ...

Local 514 Bargaining Update

Local 514 Bargaining Update The BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and its members are deeply committed to bargaining in good faith while protecting the stability and reliability of Canada’s Pacific ...

Local 514 Bargaining Update

Local 514 Bargaining Update The BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and its members are deeply committed to protecting the stability and reliability of Canada’s Pacific Gateway. As you know, the ...

Local 514 Bargaining Update

Local 514 Bargaining Update The BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union Ship & Dock Foremen Local 514 (Local 514) have been engaged in negotiations with ...

Local 514 Bargaining Update

Local 514 Bargaining Update Further to the appointment of Conciliation Officers by the Minister of Labour on January 19, 2024, the BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and International Longshore and ...

Local 514 Bargaining Update

Local 514 Bargaining Update On January 10, 2024, the BCMEA filed a Notice of Dispute, seeking conciliation assistance from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services in an effort to conclude ...

Local 514 Bargaining Update

Local 514 Bargaining Update In an effort to conclude a negotiated collective agreement with ILWU Local 514 Ship and Dock Foremen that ensures certainty for Canada's West Coast ports, the ...

Local 514 Bargaining Update

Local 514 Bargaining Update Bargaining to renew the BCMEA-ILWU Local 514 collective agreement continues with four sessions conducted in November. Subsequent meetings have been scheduled early in the month of ...

Local 514 Bargaining Update

Local 514 Bargaining Update Bargaining to renew the BCMEA-ILWU Local 514 collective agreement continues, with four sessions conducted in October. Subsequent meetings have been scheduled through the month of November ...

Resumption of Local 514 Bargaining

Resumption of Local 514 Bargaining Bargaining to renew the BCMEA-ILWU Local 514 collective agreement is set to resume on Thursday, October 12, with subsequent meetings scheduled through the month of ...

ILWU Canada members ratify negotiated tentative agreement; the BCMEA is ready to work to restore stability to Canada’s supply chain

ILWU Canada members ratify negotiated tentative agreement; the BCMEA is ready to work to restore stability to Canada's supply chain The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) has received confirmation ...

Joint ILWU Canada and BCMEA News Release

Joint ILWU Canada and BCMEA News Release The International Longshore and Warehouse Canada and the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association have concluded a negotiated collective agreement today with the assistance ...

Minister of Labour refers B.C. dispute to the Canada Industrial Relations Board

Minister of Labour refers B.C. dispute to the Canada Industrial Relations Board Today, the Minister of Labour announced use of his authority under section 107 of the Canada Labour Code ...

ILWU Canada votes down tentative agreement, leaving Canadian supply chain and livelihoods hanging in the balance

ILWU Canada votes down tentative agreement, leaving Canadian supply chain and livelihoods hanging in the balance The BCMEA is disappointed to learn tonight that the ILWU Canada voting membership have ...

Tentative deal to go to ILWU membership for ratification vote next week

Tentative deal to go to ILWU membership for ratification vote next week The BCMEA has received communication from ILWU Canada that the ILWU Longshore Caucus approved and will recommend to ...

ILWU Canada advises 72-hour strike notice removed, situation remains fluid

ILWU Canada advises 72-hour strike notice removed, situation remains fluid Please be advised the BCMEA has been made aware that ILWU Canada communicated, effective immediately, that the 72-hour strike notice ...

ILWU Canada doubles down, serves second 72-hour strike notice

ILWU Canada doubles down, serves second 72-hour strike notice After the Canada Industrial Relations Board ruled the current labour disruption as illegal, ILWU Canada Leadership and their locals are doubling ...

Canada Industrial Relations Board ruling – Illegal strike action declared 

Canada Industrial Relations Board ruling – Illegal strike action declared  The Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) convened a hearing at 9:30 pm on July 18 in response to the BCMEA’s ...

ILWU leadership rejects mediator’s fair and balanced tentative deal without a member vote, once again putting livelihoods and the Canadian economy at risk 

ILWU leadership rejects mediator’s fair and balanced tentative deal without a member vote, once again putting livelihoods and the Canadian economy at risk We regret to advise that ILWU ...

Tentative Agreement reached between the BCMEA and ILWU Canada, operations to resume as soon as possible

Tentative Agreement reached between the BCMEA and ILWU Canada, operations to resume as soon as possible The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) is pleased to advise that the Parties ...

Correspondence from the Minister of Labour

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 ...

ILWU Canada needs to negotiate, no progress despite mounting economic pressures

ILWU Canada needs to negotiate, no progress despite mounting economic pressures With 32 consecutive shifts lost, on day 11 of ILWU Canada strike action, there has been estimated $8.6 billion ...

At $7.5 billion of disrupted cargo, the BCMEA continues to work towards a deal as soon as possible

At $7.5 billion of disrupted cargo, the BCMEA continues to work towards a deal as soon as possible Twenty-eight consecutive work shifts lost and ten days of ILWU Canada’s strike ...

The BCMEA proposes new solution to resolve stalemate on key maintenance issue

The BCMEA proposes new solution to resolve stalemate on key maintenance issue The BCMEA and ILWU Canada met today, supported by federal mediators.

In a sincere effort to break the log ...

Canadians need the Parties to find common ground, restore stability  

Canadians need the Parties to find common ground, restore stability At seventeen missed shifts and six days of ILWU Canada’s strike action, we are learning of layoffs in related industries, ...

Solution to deadlock remains on the table, as Canada grinds to a halt  

Solution to deadlock remains on the table, as Canada grinds to a halt   Fourteen consecutive work shifts shut down and five days of ILWU Canada’s strike action has potentially disrupted ...

ILWU Canada strike action continues, further putting B.C. and Canada’s supply chains at risk

ILWU Canada strike action continues, further putting B.C. and Canada’s supply chains at risk ILWU Canada’s strike action has shut down operations at the vast majority of B.C.’s marine terminals ...

ILWU Canada has left no further avenues to reach a deal; Course change required

ILWU Canada has left no further avenues to reach a deal; Course change required The BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) is committed to reaching a fair and balanced deal with ...

Pause in Mediation for Health

Pause in Mediation for Health After 33 consecutive hours of negotiations, the BCMEA Bargaining Committee has communicated to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service officers of their intent to temporarily ...

ILWU Canada Strike Activity Commences

ILWU Canada Strike Activity Commences
We are writing to provide an update on the longshore bargaining negotiations. The Parties conducted meetings with the support of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation ...

Cruise Operations Update

Cruise Operations Update Through the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service process, the Parties have confirmed that cruise will continue to be serviced in Vancouver, Prince Rupert and Vancouver Island ...

ILWU Canada Serves Strike Notice

ILWU Canada Serves Strike Notice The BCMEA has received formal, written 72-hour strike notice from ILWU Canada with regards to the expired ILWU Canada Longshore Local collective agreement with the ...

Update on BCMEA – ILWU Canada Longshore Negotiations

Update on BCMEA - ILWU Canada Longshore Negotiations The BCMEA and ILWU Canada bargaining committees continued to meet last week and through the weekend with the assistance of the Federal ...

ILWU Canada Confirms Strike Vote Mandate

ILWU Canada Confirms Strike Vote Mandate Earlier today, ILWU Canada communicated it has confirmed a mandate in favour of strike action if needed. The BCMEA remains committed to bargaining in ...

ILWU Canada Issues Strike Vote Notice

ILWU Canada Issues Strike Vote Notice Today the ILWU Canada's Negotiating Committee has authorized the ILWU Longshore Locals to conduct a strike vote. The votes will be held on June ...

BCMEA and ILWU Canada Begin 21-day Cooling Off Period

BCMEA and ILWU Canada Begin 21-day Cooling Off Period Since March 28, 2023, the BCMEA and ILWU Canada have been engaged in the conciliation process, guided by the Federal Mediation ...

BCMEA and Local 514 Ship & Dock Foremen Commence Bargaining

BCMEA and Local 514 Ship & Dock Foremen Commence Bargaining On Friday, May 26, 2023, the BCMEA met with ILWU Local 514 (Local 514) to commence collective bargaining. Proposals were ...

Appointment of Conciliation Officers

Appointment of Conciliation Officers Further to our last update regarding the ILWU’s filing of the Notice of Dispute to the Minister of Labour under the Canada Labour Code, two conciliation ...

Filing of Notice of Dispute

Filing of Notice of Dispute ILWU Canada has served a Notice of Dispute to the Minister of Labour under the Canada Labour Code.
The Minister of Labour has up to 15 ...

Bargaining Initiated

Bargaining Initiated On Thursday, February 16th, the BCMEA met with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada (ILWU Canada) to commence collective bargaining. Proposals were exchanged and subsequent dates were ...

Commencement of Bargaining

Commencement of Bargaining Scheduled on Thursday, February 16th, the BCMEA will attend the first meeting with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada (ILWU Canada) to commence collective bargaining to ...

Notice to Commence Collective Bargaining

Notice to Commence Collective Bargaining On November 30, 2022, the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association provided Notice to Commence Collective Bargaining (“Notice”) to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada ...

In the Media

September 25, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: West Coast Ports Generate $2 Trillion in Economic Value for U.S., But Congestion Threatens Long-Term Growth

September 25, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: West Coast Ports Generate $2 Trillion in Economic Value for U.S., But Congestion Threatens Long-Term Growth

September 25, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: West Coast Ports Generate $2 Trillion in Economic Value for U.S., But Congestion Threatens Long-Term Growth

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