Media Release

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BC Ferries Board ends contract with chief executive Mark Collins
Colin Laird and Harry Cameron Memorial Scholarship
In-person dining still permitted on BC Ferries
B.C. Ferries crew rescues person overboard on sailing from Nanaimo

Kulwant (Kenny) Chohan Tribute (Live)


BC Ferries Cancellation News

Ferry workers’ union pushes back against claims ‘absenteeism’ behind service cancellations
BC Ferries cancels 14 Saturday sailings due to ‘crew availability’ issues
Unvaccinated BC Ferries workers not to blame for ongoing cancellations: Union
How are the BC Ferry cancellations impacting union workers?
BC Ferries warns of more summer service disruptions
Union says burnout, morale an issue as BC Ferries continues to cancel sailings
Lack of crew leads to weekend sailing cancellations on B.C. Ferries
B.C. Ferries cancels several sailings on key routes this weekend due to staff shortages
“A rocky summer”: BC Ferries’ Union says recent cancelled sailings could be just the beginning
“It’s going to be a frustrating weekend”: BC Ferries cancellations expected to continue as company struggles to hire
Staffing crunch looms large as BC Ferries gears up for busy Easter weekend
Cancelled Ferry Sailings are a symptom of a longstanding problem in the marine industry. It’s only going to get worse.

Travel Restrictions

Ferry workers will be asking if travel between health regions is essential

Ferry Workers and COVID 19 News

BC Ferries invites unvaccinated workers back amid staffing shortage
BC Ferries Crews ‘Tired of Being Abused’ Over Mask Mandate, Need More Staff
Some Ferry Passengers Still Don’t Want to Wear Masks
BC Ferries workers dealing with abusive customers over mask mandate – Adam Stirling – Sound Bites
B.C. first responders, frontline workers call for vaccine prioritization
COVID-19: B.C.’s ferry workers, transit operators frustrated at being left off priority vaccine list
BC Ferries union ‘deeply disappointed’ not to be included in front-line worker vaccination plan
BC Ferries workers feel ‘betrayed’ after being left off COVID-19 vaccine priority list
BC Ferries union ‘upset’ workers not added to vaccine priority list
B.C. Ferries union ‘deeply disappointed’ workers not included on vaccine priority list
B.C.’s ferry workers, transit operators left off priority vaccine list
Union leaders unhappy their members are not getting early vaccines

BCFMWU v. Transport Canada

06-25-2020 LF Maritime Labour to Minister Garneau
2020-06-22 – Notice of Application (unfiled)
2020-06-22 – Affidavit – Graeme Johnston
2020-06-22 – Affidavit – Dan Kimmerly
April 3, 2020 Media Release