July 6, 2024 | Circular No. 11682

Dear Member,

As per the attached NOTICE, 730 ship and dock forepersons represented by ILWU Local 514 have provided the BCMEA with 72-hour notice of their intention to strike against DP World.  Consequently, a withdrawal of service at affected B.C. terminals could occur as of  July 8, 2024 (at or about 4:30 PM Pacific time).

The notice was issued in a context where the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) began hearings earlier this week to address complaints regarding the negotiating process between the two parties, and had scheduled additional hearings for the week of August 6th.

We are seeking additional information from the BCMEA on this matter and will revert with further details as these become available.

Sincerely,

Karen Kancens
Vice President