NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. – January 21, 2022. Seaspan Marine Transportation confirms that operating unions at its affiliate company, Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC), have reached an agreement and strike action planned for 3pm, January 21, 2022, has been called off.
SFC has been negotiating with the Canadian Merchant Services Guild (CMSG) since January 2021 for a new collective agreement. A tentative agreement will be put to the union membership for ratification vote.
Service will resume at SFC, with sailings this evening and throughout the weekend. SFC expects to be fully operational and back on their full sailing schedule by Monday, January 24, 2022.
SFC would like to thank their customers and all affected parties for their understanding and patience over the past three days leading up to a potential strike.
SFC’s commercial ferries provide an important economic link to Vancouver Island, transporting much of the freight for retail, hospitality, and other industries, helping to maintain the economy and jobs on the island.
About Seaspan Ferries
Seaspan Ferries operates a daily commercial ferry service between terminals on British Columbia’s Lower Mainland at Tilbury in Delta and Surrey, and on Vancouver Island at Duke Point Nanaimo and Victoria (Swartz Bay). The ferry service is offered 7 days a week, with over 18 sailings a day. Seaspan Ferries is part of Seaspan Marine Transportation, a group of Canadian companies that are primarily involved in ship assist, coastal and deep-sea transportation, ferry services and fuel bunkering on the west coast of North America. With well over a century of successful participation in coastal commerce, Seaspan is a major partner in the Pacific Northwest marine economy.
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