The last Foremen contract expired on 31 March 2019 and negotiations resumed shortly after the ratification of the long-hore collective agreement at the end of June. A 96-month renewal contract, which came into effect from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2018, was concluded in January 2012 during the conciliation phase. Negotiation duration – 26 months. On January 25, the two parties – the British Columbia Maritime Workers Association (BCMEA) and the International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU) – filed joint dispute resolution offices, where discussions were virtually interrupted. As of today, February 19, the Minister of Labour has appointed Kathy M. Peters in charge of conciliation, which aims to facilitate a collective renewal agreement. I hope this is a sign of progress. The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and the International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU) Local 514 have been negotiating since the current collective agreement for Canada`s west coast expired in March 2018. Discussions are not going well and are broken. The parties agreed that no details of the agreement will be published until the interim agreement has been ratified by both parties. UPDATE: Status of negotiations with ILWU Canada Longshore and ILWU Ship and Dock Foremen Local 514. After five (5) days of successive meetings over the past week and despite all efforts, key issues have not been resolved between the parties. However, the parties have agreed to file a joint complaint with the Minister of Labour, who will now appoint a conciliation mediator for the ongoing discussion on contract renewal.
This notification was filed on Friday, January 25, 2019. Note: The Minister has a maximum of 15 days to appoint a conciliation mediator. Percentage based on the increase in the Vancouver All Items ICC (1992-100) over the last three calendar years of the agreement, exceeding 2.9% in 2016, 3.2% in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018. Any correction must be paid in the form of a one-time lump sum payment based on the hours worked in the calendar year. In May 1994, Longshore`s collective agreement was signed with BCMEA, but the foremen were still negotiating their contract. One of the new provisions of the 1994 treaty was a half-hour day shift meal. While Longshore was obliged to comply with this provision of the new contract, the foremen were still in the terms of their old agreement and took an hour for lunch. Note: This bargaining unit has a historic relationship with the Longshore men, who are covered by a separate agreement between the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union – Canada.