September 10, 2018 – Having survived a sudden labour strike situation at the Port of Vancouver last week, which was only averted with federal mediation, eyes are now returning to the main ILWU/BCMEA longshore workers negotiation. Negotiations continued with ILWU Canada Longshore last week and parties are looking to schedule additional dates throughout September. As long as these negotiations continue, neither party has filed a Notice of Dispute as required by the Canada Labour Code. Unless and until that occurs, the parties are not in a position to strike or lock out under the Longshore or Foremen Collective Agreements. The current 8 year old agreement expired on March 31, 2018 and an agreement still has not been reached. Canaan Transport will provide more news as it develops.