Hundreds rally in Vancouver to support striking B.C. port workers

The Canadian Press in the Vancouver Sun
July 9, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Hundreds of people gathered in Vancouver for a rally to support striking B.C. port workers as their job action stretches into its second week. Representatives from labour groups as far away as Australia and New Zealand spoke at the event, who continue to push for improved wages as well as protection from what they see as an overuse of contractors for maintenance work. …ILWU Canada VP Pat Bolen told the crowd the collective agreement lays out “very clearly” that anything to do with the movement of cargo on docks or ships is the jurisdiction of the union. …The Employers Association has accused the union of trying to “aggressively expand” its control of maintenance duties. ILWU president Willie Adams encouraged workers from around the world to meet ships coming to their docks and let them know that workers are united with Canadian strikers. “They think they can take the ships to Tacoma, Seattle, Oakland, L.A.

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