Surrey Board of Trade Pleased Tentative Agreement Reached to End Port Strike

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union says that its members and the BC Maritime Employers Association came to a tentative agreement at 10:20 am on July 13, 2023, with both parties accepting the Terms of Settlement from federal mediators. This brings an end to the job action that started 13 days ago.

“The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased that a tentative agreement has been reached to end the strike with a four-year deal, however, ratification is still to occur,” said Jasroop Gosal, Policy & Research Manager of the Surrey Board of Trade. “We look forward to the resumption of operations as soon as possible. The strike’s impact was significant, and it will still affect businesses and consumers as the market reacts. We hope that the government of Canada will work with the business community to repair the international relationships and Canada’s reputation that have been damaged.”

Details of the agreement are not yet known to the public.


Jasroop Gosal