Further Developments - BC Labour Dispute Update

blog | Jul 19, 2023

Further Developments To This Afternoon’s Notice On The BC Strike

The Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) held a hearing after the BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) claimed that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) did not give a 72-hour strike notice as required by the Canada Labour Code. The CIRB found the ILWU in violation and ordered them to immediately stop their illegal strike action. Pickets are expected to be removed and labour can be ordered for the 4:30 P.M. shift. 

Following the CIRB’s decision, the ILWU subsequently issued a new 72-hour strike notice, under which the strike will legally resume at 9:00 AM (PST) on Saturday, July 22.    

Delmar will continue to monitor this latest turn of events and keep you informed as the updates become available.   


For additional information and assistance, please contact your local Delmar Representative.