Seaspan and CMSG reach a tentative agreement

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On Friday, October 14th, Seaspan Marine Transportation and its members of the Canadian Merchant Service Guild (CMSG) reached a tentative deal to end the seven-week strike by the workforce associated with Seaspan’s ship assist and tug & barge portions of the business.  The deal will be voted on by CMSG membership in the coming weeks.  Picket lines at Seaspan’s North Vancouver offices and shipyard locations have been removed, allowing the company’s 1,000 shipyard employees to return to work and its tug and barge operations to re-start operations in a safe and orderly manner. CMSG members represent 165 of Seaspan Marine Transportation’s tugboat captains and engineers; talks with the ILWU 200, representing the deckhands, are progressing.

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