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Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Collective Agreement

Greg Wilson, of this group, says that if there were a large number of operators in local ports, it would make it less likely in the future that navigation would be completely closed. As part of the agreement, union workers also withdrew their strike notice. Details of the deal will not be released until union members vote on the upcoming ratification. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union says a preliminary agreement has been reached with the B.C. Maritime Employers Association after marathons that began Wednesday noon and ended Thursday morning. A partial strike by Deltaport and Vanterm union workers began Monday This happens when the Port of Vancouver proposes its Roberts Bank Terminal 2 megaproject, which it wants to build on an artificial island next to Deltaport. A preliminary agreement has been reached that ends hours of lockout at B.C ports. VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The lockout at the ports of B.C. ended just hours after it was filed.

With Global Container Terminals Canada operating both Deltaport and Vanterm, the Retail Council of Canada says it`s time to build a new terminal to avoid situations like this. LINK: Union says B.C dockers are still in the workplace, despite lockout announcement Union workers began a partial strike Monday at Deltaport and Vanterm, as both sides continued to work on a collective agreement for about a year and a half. „It feels good,“ says Jeff Scott, president of the bc Maritime Employers Association. „We have been negotiating for 18 months. We were able to offer some security to our customers and stakeholders inside the gateway. Thinking that our ports are open for business has been the most important focus we`ve had in recent weeks. Today, our diverse membership of nearly 300 includes a large number of office, maintenance, furnishing and corporate professionals. There were fears that the lockout would affect thousands of people. According to the president of the BCMEA, the potential financial impact of a lockout could be around $US 5 billion a day across Canada. For some, the lockout served as a reminder of the need for a new terminal. Retailers say a new operator would make our region and country less vulnerable to these types of situations. According to the BCMEA, a mediator has been involved in the negotiations since February. However, discussions began over the weekend and discussions broke down earlier this week.

Local 517 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) began in 1943 as the Vancouver Harbour Employees` Association, a small independent union that is a negotiator for employees of the National Harbours Board (now known as the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Office workers at Westshore Terminals and Squamish Terminals arrived at Local 517 in 1975, followed by employees at Fraser Surrey Docks in 1980, the Nanaimo Port Authority in 1990 and most recently the Port Authority of Port Alberni in 2012. The members of each of these sites are their own bargaining units and have separate collective agreements with their respective employers. In a statement, however, GCT responded: „All BC terminals are members of the BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) – including GCT and Dubai Ports World and many others. BCMEA negotiates the contract with ILWU on behalf of all terminals as an employers` organisation. If the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project were ever to be built by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, the new terminal manager of this facility would likely also be a member of the BCMEA and would be affected by the same possible closures that could occur in a lockout situation as would occur. „The Vancouver Harbour Employees` Association joined the ILWU in 1965 to become Local 517. . .