Just heard that the main dockworkers’ union in Vancouver and other B.C. ports have reached a watershed eight-year deal.
The contract between the International Longshore Warehouse Union Canada and maritime employers ran out more than a year ago. But that still leaves seven years on the new contract, an impressive length, when you consider that previous contracts lasted for only three years.
See my previous story B.C. longshore casuals take a beating published in Fall 2009 for more background about the union.