Toronto, June 27, 2023
The following message was issued by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) on Tuesday, June 27, 2023:
Uncertain Future for B.C. Ports as Longshoring Strike or Lockout Looms
A potentially disruptive labour dispute for the B.C. and Canadian economy looms.
Thousands of longshore workers in British Columbia and the BC Maritime Employers Association can either strike or lock out workers at any time now with 72-hour-notice, which would have far-reaching implications.
Negotiators representing each side continue to meet with the help of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, a government body offering dispute resolution to federally regulated employees in key sectors of the economy.
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For more information, please call David Lychek, Director – Ocean & Air Services at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1207.