Port workers’ contract talks head to the wire

Dec 23, 2008 | 07:41 AM | Corinna Petry

Talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the British Columbia Maritime Employers' Association, which operates the various ports in the province, are scheduled to continue Monday, only a few days before a threatened strike.

The association's bargaining committee and ILWU-Canada Local 514 met on Friday and Saturday, assisted by two federally appointed mediators, but one source close to the situation said that negotiations "are not progressing."....

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