Toronto, February 26, 2019
The following message was issued by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) on Tuesday, February 26:
"MEA Issues Update on Negotiations with Longshoremen's Union, Montreal
The Maritime Employers Association (MEA) issued a communication yesterday regarding ongoing negotiations of the collective agreement with the Longshoremen's Union, CUPE Local 375 in Montreal. The letter constitutes the second communication, following the one sent on January 10, 2019.
As of this update, the MEA and the union are in mediation.
The MEA has presented a request to maintain essential services with the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB). There were hearings in the first two weeks of February 2019. More hearings at the CIRB are expected during the months of March and April. In view of the request to maintain essential services, the parties do not have the right to strike or lock out."
For more information, please call David Lychek, Manager – Ocean & Air Services at (905) 882-4880, ext. 207.