ILWU Local 514 bargaining update

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The BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Ship & Dock Foremen Local 514 (Local 514) have been negotiating since January 19, 2024, with help from Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services. As the initial 60-day negotiation period was set to end on March 19, 2024, both parties agreed to extend conciliation by 30 days until April 18, 2024. Following this period, a 21-day cooling-off period will commence, ending on May 9, 2024. Any further extensions must be jointly agreed upon, and negotiation dates are already scheduled for April. The BCMEA remains hopeful for a negotiated settlement through conciliation, aiming to secure an agreement that ensures stability for Canada’s supply chain and fairly compensates the nearly 730 active forepersons at BC ports.

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