Percentage based on the increase in Vancouver`s CPI all Items (1992 = 100) in the last three calendar years of the agreement and exceeds 2.9% in 2016, 3.2% in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018. Any adjustment must be paid on a one-time basis on the basis of the hours worked during that calendar year. The last forum agreement expired on March 31, 2019 and negotiations resumed shortly after the ratification of Longshore`s collective agreement at the end of June. The parties have agreed that no details of the agreement will be published until the provisional agreement has been ratified by both parties. A 96-month extension agreement, which entered into force from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2018, was concluded in January 2012 during the mediation phase. Duration of negotiations – 26 months. In early February, negotiation dates were set for foremen to meet with ILWU Ship and Dock Foremen Local 51 The Chamber of Shipping reported that the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 514 Ship and Dock Foremen reached a provisional agreement on October 2, 2019. In May 1994, Longshore`s collective agreement had been signed with BCMEA, but the foremen were still negotiating their collective agreement. One of the new provisions of the 1994 Treaty was the half-hour meal time in a day shift. While Longshore was required to comply with this provision of the new contract, the foremen were still under the terms of their old agreement and took an hour for lunch.
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