Valentines and labour agreements

The season of love seemed to be the tonic for the ongoing talks between the ILWU Local 514 and the BCMEA, a note short as it is, posted on the BCMEA website today declares that a tentative agreement has been reached between the two parties who had been negotiating off an on through most of January and February.

Local 514 represents all ship and dock foremen at BC Ports, while the BCMEA is the umbrella group for the province’s shipping companies and handlers on shore.
Subject to ratification by both sides, the threat of a labour dispute on the West coast ports appears to have been lifted, the details of the settlement are to be released later on, no doubt once the two sides have had a chance to look the final product over.,

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