ILWU Calls on Government to REJECT Port of Vancouver RBT2 Expansion Project – there are better alternatives


This week in an open letter, the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU), called on the Government of Canada to reject the Port of Vancouver’s Roberts Bank Terminal 2 (RBT2) expansion project and consider better alternatives. 

The ILWU cited many concerns about RBT2, including: 

  • It flies in the face of landmark environmental achievements and goals.
  • It goes against concerns raised by Environment and Climate Change Canada.
  • It is not in the public interest of Canadians.
  • Sliding timelines for construction.
  • Ballooning cost.
  • Resulting job losses.
  • A flawed business case.

This article appeared in Business in Vancouver on February 10, 2023: Dockworkers urge Trudeau to sink port’s $3.5 billion Terminal 2 expansion project. 

This article appeared in Splash 247 on February 13, 2023: ILWU Canada wants government to reject Port of Vancouver Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project.