The lockout for port workers at Metro Vancouver terminals has ended.
A tentative deal has been reached between the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union – Canada (ILWU).
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The news comes hours after the lockout took effect on Thursday, May 30, at 8 am.
“Earlier today the BCMEA and the ILWU reached a tentative collective agreement,” confirmed Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Labour, in a release.
“The agreement was reached through negotiations between the parties with the assistance of mediators from our Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.”