We need to plan our lives! Why can’t the union give ferry users more notice of cancellations?


We aim to notify ferry users and ferry-dependent communities via ferries.bcgeu.ca as soon as we are confident that we will not have sufficient staffing to meet Transport Canada safe sailing requirements.

Given the chronic shortage in staffing, any absence (such as illness, injury, commute delays, etc.) requires overtime to operate a scheduled sailing. Sometimes we are not made aware of these human variables until hours before a sailing. Furthermore, as per the nature of ferry operations in Canada, no sailing is guaranteed until adequate staff are on the vessel.

Anytime we can staff the vessel without overtime, it will be in full operation. Please monitor ferries.bcgeu.ca and drivebc.ca for sailing status updates.