Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Port Metro Vancouver and HAMC - flashback 2015 - update II

It is being reported that the overpaid labourers on West Coast docks had an issue with a single word in their labour dispute, that being 'normal'. The provision at issue was that 'normal' maintenance work would continue to be done by union members. The 70 retards elected to the 'contract caucus' of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union shit themselves and decided they needed to continue their 18 day strike because 'normal' rubbed them the wrong way, the poor babies. No, we aren't making this up.

Longshoremen in Vancouver can't figure out if they are on strike or not. Wage of $65 per hour for unskilled laborers isn't nearly enough. https://www.ilwu.ca/
The union representing B.C. port workers says its membership has voted to reject a mediated contract offer. Union leadership recommended the deal to its membership. A labour board ruled the second strike by the port workers was illegal, prompting the union to issue 72-hour strike notice, which it then reversed hours later. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union is so ass-backward it is not funny.

The on again off again strike is estimated to be costing the Canadian economy $250m per day. The 4-year package rejected by the ILWU included a compounded wage increase of 19.2%, a signing bonus of $1.48 per hour worked to be paid to each employee, (around $3,000) and an 18.5% increase to a modernization and mechanization retirement lump sum payment. Who are the organized criminals?
This appeared in 2015.

A specialized police unit that investigates crime on the waterfront will be cut by almost a third after Port Metro Vancouver axed $400k a year of its funding. The cut takes effect Jan. 1, meaning the RCMP-led National Port Enforcement Team will be reduced from 13 to nine cops. The funding cut comes just months after a Vancouver Sun investigation revealed that at least 27 Hells Angels, associates, criminals and other gangsters work as longshoremen on the Port Metro Vancouver docks. Police documents show an unaddressed organized-crime problem on the waterfront dating back more than 20 years.

Damiano Dipopolo
Police told the Sun that organized crime maintains its foothold on the waterfront for strategic purposes — so drugs and other contraband can be smuggled in some of the more than 1.5 million containers that pass through the four container terminals at Port Metro Vancouver every year.

Just over three per cent of the containers arriving are screened by the Canada Border Services Agency.
The Sun identified at least six full-patch Hells Angels who are active members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Some have worked on the docks for years, like Al DeBruyn, a senior White Rock Hells Angel who started in 1981.

Other Hells Angels joined the longshoremen more recently. Rob Alvarez of the Nomads chapter and Damiano Dipopolo started on May 24, 2012. West Point Hells Angel Ryan Sept started just last year, nominated by another full-patch member of his chapter.
The Sun documented 27 active longshoremen with gang or criminal links from various sources of information, including public records and union membership lists. That number doesn’t include the “inactive” members of the union who are also Hells Angels — East End President John Bryce, Nomads Angel Gino Zumpano, Haney member Vince Brienza, West Point member Larry Amero and former Vancouver president Norm Krogstad.