B.C. ports in limbo as union removes strike notice

The aftermath of the labor unrest at a port in British Columbia continues to unfold, with labor unions representing some 7,400 workers abruptly withdrawing their strike notice hours after it was issued.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stepped up the federal government’s response to a dispute between the Canadian International Coastal Warehousing Association and the BC Maritime Employers Association that could lead to another closure of BC ports, We have convened incident response groups that typically meet at the following times: “National Crisis” or an event that has a significant impact on Canada.

In a statement, the prime minister’s office said Trudeau had met with B.C. Premier David Evey about the labor dispute and agreed on the need to “ensure stability” in the national supply chain.

In a statement late yesterday, the ILWU said it had “deleted” the strike notice it issued earlier that day, but did not provide the reasons or details for the decision, which the BCMEA called a “fluid and unpredictable situation.” rice field.

This follows ILWU’s 72-hour advance notice that member workers will resume strikes in BC ports on Saturday morning after rejecting a four-year interim agreement on Tuesday to suspend strike action on July 13. was out.

The ILWU initially resumed its strike on Tuesday after the caucuses announced negotiators had rejected a tentative deal agreed last week, but the Canadian Industrial Relations Commission said workers would give 72 hours’ notice before a deal is signed. Having been ruled necessary, I removed the picket line yesterday and got back to work. A strike that is legal.

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