Some 7,500 dock workers representing the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) went on strike Saturday after negotiations with the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) failed to reach a settlement.
The strike threatens to disrupt work at two of Canada’s busiest ports, the Port of Vancouver and Port of Prince Rupert, the country’s No. 1 and No. 3 by turnover. They are the key gateways to export the country’s natural resources and commodities and bringing in raw materials.
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