Canada West Coast port longshore workers resume strike

Longshore workers in Canada are once again on strike after a union division rejected a tentative deal with maritime employers that had ended a 13-day work stoppage earlier this month.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada on Tuesday announced its longshore caucus had voted down a settlement proposed by federal mediators, citing concerns over cost of living, work jurisdiction, and the contract’s length.

“The terms of the collective agreement that was given with today’s uncertain times, is far too long,” ILWU Canada President Rob Ashton said in the news release.

Ashton added the union’s longshore division would be back on the picket line as of Tuesday afternoon.


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