According to the National Post, the British Columbia International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada has issued a 72-hour strike notice, indicating that members are prepared to ‘walk off the job on Saturday,’ July 1, 2023.
Roughly 7,000 terminal cargo loaders are ready to strike at western Canada’s ports, with the Union stating that ‘contracting out, port automation and cost of living are key issues…’
According to The Star, “[t]he Maritime Employers Association has not commented on the strike notice, but said in a statement Tuesday that both sides continue to meet with the assistance of a federal mediator and that bargaining was expected to go into next week.”
A.N. Deringer, Inc. will continue to monitor the situation and advise of major developments.