Friday, June 2, 2023

Skeena - Bulkley Valley MP presents petition calling for union representation on Port Authority Boards across Canada

Port workers in Prince Rupert and across Canada want to be included
as part of the Board of Directors for Canada's Port Authorities 

Port workers want to be part of the Board, that's the theme to a call for action for those who work on the waterfronts across Canada as members of the union movement look for more input on decision making.

The call for representation of labour on the Boards of Port Authority's across the nation has been delivred to the House of Commons, with Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach  bringing a petition to the Chamber on Thursday.

"The petitioners note the essential nature of port workers roles in the operation of Canada's supply chain, they note the impact of decision making at Canada's ports on their lives and most importantly they note the essential experience and knowledge that they bring to  the operation of Canada's ports"

The petitioners are calling on the government to amend the Canada Marine Act, to ensure that port workers are represented on the Board of Directors of Canada's Port Authority's.

The Prince Rupert Port Authority currently lists five members of its Board of Directors. A wide range of accomplishments among them, but none as the petition would note are related to port worker experience.

The Statement of Qualifications for the Directorships can be explored here.

The current Board and officials with the Port of Prince Rupert will be hosting their Annual Public Meeting in Prince Rupert on June 15th at the Crest Hotel.

As for the initiative introduced by the Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP. the details towards the Petition can be reviewed here.

The presentation of the petition in the House of Commons can be viewed below:

More notes on Labour in the Northwest can be explored here.

A wider overview of Mr. Bachrach's work at the House of Commons can be reviewed here.

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