13 Jul The Nearly Two-Week-Long B.C. Port Strike Appears To Be Over
According to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 502 and the BC Maritime Employers Association, both sides came to an agreement Thursday.
The ongoing B.C. port strike has disrupted nearly $9 billion worth of trade, major business and industry groups say.
That’s according to a Port Shutdown Calculator unveiled by organizations including the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (GVBoT), Canadian Federation of Independent Business, BC Chamber of Commerce, and mining and forestry groups Wednesday, which shows job action has already affected $8.9 billion.
“Every single hour and every single day that this labor dispute goes on, we are putting our international reputation at risk, we are putting jobs at risk, and it’s also hurting our economy,” GVBoT President and CEO Bridgitte Anderson said.”