BC Port Cargo Workers Vote to Take Strike Action

More than seven-thousand workers who load and unload cargo at ports along B-C’s coast have voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action.

Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union voted Friday and Saturday — and their union says the result is a 99.2 per cent strike mandate.

Talks are continuing and both the union and the Maritime Employers Association — which represents 49 private-sector employers at more than 30 B-C ports — have agreed that June 24th is the earliest any strike or lockout could occur.

Trade analysts say they are concerned that any labour dispute could further disrupt supply chains and undermine the economy.

(Canadian Press)

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