West Coast ports face slowing pace of negotiations

With negotiations on a number of issues at a standstill on matters relating to British Columbia’s ports, mediators have called for the two sides to extend their current agreement for a period of two years, giving both sides to try and find some common ground.

While that contract extension would be in effect, the mediators would like to see an Industrial Inquiry commission be put in place to try and make some forward progress on the contract proposals in dispute as well as other key issues on the waterfront including the longstanding concerns over discrimination against female workers.

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