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Seaspan tug workers strike after talks ‘stalemate’

A union representing Seaspan tug workers has launched a strike, banning members from accepting work on all 30 tugs operating in B.C. (Photo by Seaspan)

Seaspan tug workers strike after talks ‘stalemate’

Ferry services, shipyards and dry docks were not directly affected, the company said.

Seaspan tug operations were halted after unionized shipping workers launched labor action at noon on Thursday (25 August).

The strike prohibits members of the Canadian Merchant Service Guild from accepting jobs on any of the 30 Seaspan tugs operating in British Columbia. The union said the strike was launched because negotiations stalled.

In a statement to Black Press Media, Sispan said the negotiations had not been successful despite the assistance of federal mediators.

“Seaspan respects our employees and the communities in which we operate, treats all employees fairly, and is committed to maintaining a strong and talented workforce. We are working to resolve it and minimize the impact on our customers and the wider industry.”

The strike relates to Seaspan’s ship docking and tug and barge businesses. It does not directly affect Seaspan Ferries or function in the North Vancouver and Victoria shipyards and drydocks.


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Seaspan tug workers strike after talks ‘stalemate’

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