Toronto, May 27, 2019
The following message was issued by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) on Monday, May 27:
ILWU to take "Limited job action" today at GCT Deltaport and Vanterm
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union – Canada (ILWU-Canada) issued a notice Sunday, indicating the Union will take targeted job action on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 7 am at Vancouver's GCT terminals, Deltaport and Vanterm, however, there will be no picket lines and all ports and terminals will remain open.
ILWU-Canada President Rob Ashton said that, "Contrary to comments made by employers to the media, all terminals will remain open for business and ILWU-Canada and its locals will not put up picket lines at this time. Our goal is to keep the ports open with minimal disruption to trade."
The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) said it remains committed to the collective bargaining process, having continued discussions throughout the weekend, and will continue to bargain in an effort to reach a collective agreement that is in the interests of both parties
For more information, please call David Lychek, Manager – Ocean & Air Services at (905) 882-4880, ext. 207.