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Dear Customer,


Please note that over the weekend there was some activity between the ILWU and BCMEA.


On July 06th, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 514 issued a 72-hour strike notice to the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) placing them in a formal strike position as of 4:30pm Mon., July 08th at DP World Centerm and CP Fraser Surrey Docks.


In response, the BCMEA issued a press release advising that they had requested an urgent intervention of the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB).  While the request was under review, the BCMEA then decided to take defensive action and issued a formal notice to the ILWU that they would lock out all ILWU employees as of July 09 @ 16:30.


Following review of the case, the CIRB determined the ILWU declaration of strike action against DP World was in contravention of the Canada Labour Code and as such directed the Union to rescind its strike notice.


In response, the BCMEA then rescinded the industry-wide lock out notice they had issued.


Read more on the negotiation


Business is proceeding today as per usual.


We continue to monitor the situation for further developments and will advise as new information is communicated.






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