B.C. port strike back on: Workers union rejects mediator’s offer
A caucus of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union rejected a mediated settlement on Tuesday, sending Metro Vancouver’s port workers back to the picket lines.
ILWU Canada announced the recommended settlement had been voted down in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
The union said the caucus “does not believe the recommendations had the ability to protect our jobs now or into the future.
“Our position since Day 1 has been to protect our jurisdiction and this position has not changed.”
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade president Brigitte Anderson expressed it is “dismayed and disappointed” by the development.