Media Release

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Ferry worker union calls for contract to be reopened to hike wages
BC ferries workers ask for religious exemption from clean-shaven rule
Island residents unimpressed with BC Ferries plan
BC Ferries Board ends contract with chief executive Mark Collins
Colin Laird and Harry Cameron Memorial Scholarship
B.C. Ferries crew rescues person overboard on sailing from Nanaimo
Kulwant (Kenny) Chohan Tribute (Live)

BC Ferries Labour Shortages

BC Ferries revises four-year plan, cites financial and staffing challenges
BC Ferries report highlights significant problems ahead
On the Island with Gregor Craigie – Hear from the BC Ferry & Marine Workers’ Union
BC Ferries labour shortages – iheartradio
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

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