Agribusiness giant Saskatchewan Wheat Pool (SWP) has confirmed that the British Columbia Terminal Elevator Operators Association (BCTEOA) issued a lockout notice to the Grain Workers Union (GWU) at midnight on Sunday. The BCTEOA represents Vancouver-based grain terminals in collective bargaining with the GWU. SWP is a member of the BCTEOA, along with Agricore United, James Richardson International and Cargill. The lockout temporarily suspends operations at port terminals in Vancouver.