Labour agreement reached for West Coast ports

The BC Longshore workers union and BC Marine Employers reached a tentative labour agreement on Thursday night, after a number of weeks of comprehensive discussion on a number of interests of mutual concern.

The negotiations went into extra sessions, with the two sides returning to the bargaining table on Wednesday after reaching what they described as positive progress over last weekend.

No details were released about the terms of the three year agreement, which the two sides agreed to at 9:30 on Thursday evening.

The agreement if ratified by the ILWU membership would remove the threat of labour disruptions on the West Coast of British Columbia, which could have seen picket lines set up as early as mid February…

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