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BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Negotiations Update

BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Negotiations Update - Universal Logistics Trade Alerts - March 20, 2024

Toronto, March 20, 2024

The BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Ship & Dock Foremen Local 514 have been engaged in negotiations with the assistance of conciliation officers from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services since January 19, 2024.  In anticipation of the conclusion of the initial 60-day conciliation period on March 19, 2024, the parties have mutually agreed to a 30-day extension to conciliation.

This agreement extends the conciliation period to April 18, 2024.  At the end of the conciliation period, the 21-day cooling-off period will begin (ending on May 9, 2024).  Any further extension to the conciliation period can be made only by mutual consent of the parties.  Accordingly, the parties have meeting dates scheduled in April.

The ILWU Local 514 represent ship and dock foremen working in the maritime industry, who are responsible for overseeing operations related to loading and unloading cargo, managing dockworkers, and ensuring safety protocols.

For more information, please call David Lychek, Director – Ocean & Air Services at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1207.

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