Media Release

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‘Functionally broken:’ union boss sounds off on sour relationship with BC Ferries
BC Ferries’ Labour Relations at ‘All-Time Low’, Says Union
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)

Wage Re-Opener Dispute

Poisoned Waters: The War Between BC Ferries and Its Union
Union accuses BC Ferries of unfair labour practices
Union accuses BC Ferries of unfair labour practices in new complaint to Labour Relations Board
BC Ferries’ wage fight with workers deepens as angry letter sent
“Stoking anger, fear, and frustration”: Union files Labour Relations Board complaint against BC Ferries


BC Ferries Labour Shortages/Cancellations

BC Ferries pulls vessel back to service early after crew-shortage cancellations
Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay route sees major delays due to pulled vessel
BC Ferries Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay sees long delays due to pulled vessel
With vessels in for repairs and reservations full, BC Ferries passengers face long delays
Wisdom of imposing fines on BC Ferries questioned
‘Ships were running off of overtime:’ fatigue eyed as potential reason for crew shortages at BC Ferries
Why is BC Ferries Cancelling Sailings? Bad Jobs
Crew shortages behind 4 in 10 BC Ferries cancellations last year, report finds
Adam Stirling Hour 3 – Crew shortages to blame for 40% of BC Ferries cancellations
40% of BC Ferries cancellations were due to crew shortages
BC Ferries reports sailings cancelled due to crew shortages have doubled in the last year
‘No one at BC Ferries thinks this is acceptable,’ board chair says of service woes
More travel chaos for BC Ferries – Michelle Eliot
BC Ferries Grappling with Several Issues
Union for BC Ferries workers wants to secure wage hike as competition heats up
BC Ferries CEO says ‘no short term fix’ for long weekend frustrations
Rob Shaw: Count on more of the same Canada Day weekend shambles on BC Ferries
Another long weekend, another round of travel woes for BC Ferries
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