June 12, 2023 – Canada’s International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and maritime employers plan one more day of talks on a new collective bargaining agreement ahead of the results of a vote by union members on a possible strike that could hit the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert. The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) is expected on Tuesday to have a bargaining session with ILWU Canada. The Canadian government’s Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) will oversee the talks, according to a statement from the BCMEA.