AQMAT calls for legislation on longshore workers

AQMAT president Richard Darveau has issued an open letter to federal labour minister Seamus O’Regan. The missive comes weeks after O’Regan announced an inquiry into last summer’s port strike in British Columbia. Darveau calls for port workers to be designated an essential service, which would restrict their right to strike while in turn gaining them what he calls “salaries and conditions that defy all competition.”