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June 13, 2023

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) of Canada announced June 12 that its members voted in favor of supporting a strike against member companies of the BC Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA). Over 99% of ILWU Canada’s members voted in favor of strike actions June 9 and 10.

If a strike does end up taking place, a 72-hour strike notice would need to be filed before June 21, meaning the earliest possible start date for a strike would be June 24, 2023, according to CNBC.

The biggest port that would reportedly be affected by a strike would be the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port. According to a statement from a spokesperson for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, 90% of the products that move through the Port of Vancouver come from Canadian trade.

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