ILA and HEA reach new labour contract

July 10, 2018 – Halifax, NS – The Halifax Port Authority would like to congratulate the Council of International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA) Locals and the Halifax Employers Association for the successful ratification of a tentative new labour contract.

“We are pleased to see continued positive labour relations in the Port of Halifax ,” said Karen Oldfield, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority. “The dedicated, hard-working men and women working in our port community are vital to all port users and help contribute greatly to the overall regional economy”

Union groups which make up the ILA in Halifax include the Halifax Longshoremen’s Association Local 269, The Halifax Freight and Steamship Checkers’ Union, Local 1341, and The Halifax Gear Repair and Maintenance Men Local 1825.

About the Port of Halifax:

The Port of Halifax is Canada’s Ultra Atlantic Gateway, connecting to more than 150 countries and generating over $1.7 billion in annual economic benefit from a diverse cargo and cruise business. Offering a natural, deep harbour and world-class infrastructure, Halifax can accommodate large volumes of containerized cargo, bulk cargo and project cargo of any size. Collaborating and working with strong partners and stakeholders, the Port community in Halifax continues to deliver excellence.


Note to editors:

The Halifax Employers Association issued a press release earlier today announcing the ratification of the new labour contract. Click here for PDF version.

Contact information:

Rebecca Bruce
Communications Advisor
Halifax Port Authority
Ph. 902-426-3465
[email protected]