On January 1, 1977 the government reorganized the ferry service as a Crown Corporation. As the new employer was under the scope of the Labour Code, the way was paved for the formation of the BC Ferry & Marine Workers’ Union (BCFMWU).

The founding Convention of BCFMWU Unlicensed members was held in Victoria in January 1977. Almost immediately, the new Union was faced with negotiating a Collective Agreement. Negotiations, even with a mediator, were unsuccessful and on October 5, 1977 the way was cleared for strike action. The strike lasted only two days and a mediated settlement was reached after extensive negotiations.

On June 17, 1978 BCFMWU signed our first Collective Agreement. Read More…

 

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