These are incredibly difficult times, and we expect to have many difficult discussions over the next days, weeks, and months.  Service reductions at BC Ferries have resulted in layoffs; however, these notices are in violation of the Collective Agreement, and our Union.

In view of all this, we strongly recommend that any member in receipt of a layoff notice apply for financial supports like CERB and/or Employment Insurance as soon as possible, without delay.  Please see our COVID-19 tab on our website for more information about what supports and benefits may be available to you:

We will be hosting Webinars on how you can best take advantage of any financial supports over the next several days.  Please check our website regularly for webinar details and updates.