About 7,500 dock workers representing the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), including 7000 port workers across BC, went on strike on July 1 after they failed to reach an agreement with the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA). These Pacific coast dock workers run two of the countries busiest ports and the strike is already having a significant economic impact, particularly in BC and the Prairies.
The government knew this was possible for months but failed to proactively do the work with the parties to find a solution.
Provinces, businesses and Canadians across the country are concerned about the disruptions at BC ports. We need this to come to a resolution as soon as possible.