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.