Striking port workers reach tentative four-year deal
July 13, 2023 By CBC News
The 13-day B.C. port strike appears to be over after the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada and the B.C. Maritime Employers Association agreed to a tentative four-year deal on Thursday morning, both parties have confirmed.
According to a statement from the union, the agreement came just 10 minutes before the 10:30 a.m. PT deadline for reviewing recommended settlement terms from a federal mediator.
The agreement still needs to be ratified by both sides and no details about the terms have been made public, but a release from the B.C. Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) said it hopes to return to normal operations soon.
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