ILWU Announces Strike in Canada

Posted 06/29/2023

ILWU Canada has called for a strike beginning Saturday, July 1st after recent negotiations between workers and maritime employers have yielded no satisfactory results. The strike would impact British Columbia ports, including Vancouver, where cargo is currently flowing undisturbed. The work stoppage may cause some backup on the West Coast as ports in the US are still fighting to recover from the impact of their own ILWU negotiation period. 

ILWU Canada has stated that their top priorities for negotiations include wage increases, concerns regarding automation, and limiting non-union labor at ports. They feel that since these concerns have not been recognized, this strike action, which has no definitive end date, is their only course of action. 

For now please plan for potential delays if you have any cargo coming into West Coast ports, especially in Canada. We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates accordingly.