Last week, Canada’s Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan, and Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, issued a joint statement advising that the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) had accepted a joint deal with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). However, the leadership of the ILWU has now suggested that their members vote the recommended terms down. The leadership cited concerns that the terms would not protect their members’ jobs and that the BCMEA members have not adequately addressed the cost-of-living issues.

The strike has now been ongoing since July 1st.  These strikes continue to impact over 100,000 supply chain-related jobs.

Shippers with cargo routed through the Port of Vancouver and/or the Port of Prince Rupert may be impacted in the coming days because of the action. Please contact your Shapiro representative for any questions related to shipments or disruptions.

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