Collective Agreements and Black Book

The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association represents the interests of its member companies with respect to contract negotiations / administration and for two coast wide collective agreements covering employees, in the Ports of Vancouver, New Westminster, Prince Rupert and Vancouver Island.

Longshore Collective Agreement

The current Longshore Collective Agreement between the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union – Canada (ILWU – Canada) is in effect from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2018. 

Foremen Collective Agreement

The Foremen agreement between the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Ship and Dock Foremen Local 514 is in effect from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2018.

BLACK BOOK

The Black Book is an addendum to the Collective Agreement between the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union – Canada. The addendum includes site specific and industry related agreements applicable to the Longshore Collective Agreement.

 (1.98MB) Black Book 2003
 

Recognized Holidays

The following days are recognized Holidays as per the Collective Agreement and during 2014 the holidays fall on the  dates indicated below: 

  • New Year’s Day - Wednesday, January 1, 2014
  • Good Friday - Friday, April 18, 2014 
  • Easter Monday - Monday, April 21, 2014 
  • Victoria Day - Monday, May 19, 2014 
  • Canada Day - Tuesday, July 1, 2014 
  • British Columbia Day - Monday, August 4, 2014 
  • Labour Day - Monday, September 1, 2014 
  • Thanksgiving Day - Monday, October 13, 2014 
  • Remembrance Day - Tuesday, November 11, 2014
  • Christmas Day - Thursday, December 25, 2014
  • Boxing Day - Friday, December 26, 2014

During these Recognized Holidays, work may be performed in accordance with the provisions of Article 10 of the Collective Agreement. 

When a Recognized Holiday, other than Christmas Day, falls on Sunday, the Holiday shall be observed on the following day. When a Recognized Holiday falls on Saturday, the Holiday wage rate and working conditions as set forth in the Longshore Collective Agreement shall apply.

Normal work shall cease at 12 noon on December 24th and December 31st and only those hours actually worked shall be paid for.

No work shall be performed on New Year’s Day, Labour Day or Christmas Day, except in cases indicated in Article 10 of the Longshore Collective Agreement.

 
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