BCMEA – ILWU Local 514 Bargaining Update

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Further to the appointment of Conciliation Officers by the Minister of Labour on January 19, 2024, the BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union Ship & Dock Foremen (Local 514) resume negotiations this week with the assistance of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services. Pursuant to the Canada Labour Code, the Conciliation Officers have a 60-day mandate from the day of appointment (up to March 19, 2024). Any extension beyond 60 days can only be made by mutual consent of the Parties. At the end of the conciliation period, a 21-day cooling off period begins (up to April 9, 2024).

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