Ilwu Tentative Agreement

December 10, 2020 in Uncategorized by

“Achieving this agreement required discipline and cohesion on the part of the members, and they implemented both,” said Rob Ashton, President of ILWU Canada, who also thanked the negotiating committee for its hard work and determination. ILWU Canada President Rob Ashton said the interim agreement was reached with the support of Federal Labour Minister Patty Hajdu, Regional Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Kathy Peters and General Manager of Dental Services Peter Simpson. Preliminary agreement: ILWU Canada Longshore employees reached an interim agreement with the B.C. Employees Association after a short lockout on May 30. The agreement is now sent to ILWU Canada Longshore Locals for discussion and ratification. Provisional agreement on a new contract between ILWU and BCMEA…. BCMEA immediately lifted a lockout of ILWU members, which was declared at 8 a.m. .m Thursday. The ILWU has also withdrawn its strike period. Pending ratification of the ILWU members` agreement, no details of the interim agreement are published. Eighteen months of difficult negotiations were concluded on May 30 by an interim agreement between ilWU Canada Longshore-Arbeitern and the British Columbia Maritime Employers` Association (BCMEA). ILWU Local 522 has reached a preliminary agreement with SGS in Prince Rupert and Vancouver.

When The Dispatcher printed out, “Stop Work” members` meetings were held at The Longshore premises to discuss the preliminary agreement and answer questions before the ratification vote to be announced before the end of June. This is the first agreement for these workers and President Rob Ashton congratulated the workers. The last Foremen contract expired on 31 March 2019 and negotiations resumed shortly after the ratification of the long-hore collective agreement at the end of June. The parties agreed that no details of the agreement will be published until the interim agreement has been ratified by both parties. After night-time negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada (ILWU) and the BC Maritime Employers Association, an interim agreement was reached on Thursday to end a four-day labour dispute on the B.C docks. The British Columbia Maritime Chamber (BCMEA) and the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 514 Ship and Dock Foremen reached an interim agreement on October 2, 2019. According to the union, details of the agreement will not be published until the votes are ratified by ILWU members. Details of the agreement will not be published until after a ratification vote later this month, but Ashton said the package contained what he called “fair language in the collective agreement on automation.” Ashton thanked the ILWU International and International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) for its expressions of solidarity and support from a number of Canadian unions.