In a notice posted on its website, the union said there will be a stop-work meeting Tuesday for the 8 am shift to recommend the terms of the settlement to the membership.
The labor dispute between the union and the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) shut down the province’s port facilities for 13 days earlier this month.
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The latest development comes after a dizzying week in which the strike appeared to be over, then back on, then over again.
Last week, the BCMEA and ILWU appeared to have reached settlement after a deal was proposed by a federal mediator, temporarily halting strike action.
But the union’s contract caucus rejected the deal on Tuesday, without presenting it to members for a full vote, and by Wednesday workers were back on the picket line.
The employer then filed a complaint with the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB), which ruled the job action was unlawful without proper notice, and federal Labor Minister Seamus O’Regan publicly called the action “illegal.”
The union subsequently issued a new 72-hour strike notice later on Wednesday — before rescinding it hours later without explanation.
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