Workers at Canada's busiest port in Vancouver and at harbours up and down the Pacific Coast have approved a tentative labour deal, their union announced late Friday.
After months of failed talks, more than 7,000 terminal cargo loaders and other employees in 30 ports had gone on strike last month and then staged another walkout days later.
The labour unrest paralyzed industries across Canada, disrupting an estimated CAD$10 billion in trade.
In a statement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union of Canada (ILWU) said 75 per cent of its members voted to ratify the agreement "after five weeks of labour instability at British Columbia's ports."
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