Toronto, July 24, 2020
The following message was issued by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) on Friday, July 24, 2020:
"72-Hour Strike to Begin July 27 at Port of Montreal
The Maritime Employers Association has announced that the longshoremen's union will apply pressure tactics via a 72-hour general strike that will take place at the Port of Montreal next week, from July 27 to July 31, ending at 6:59 on July 31.
All terminals will be affected except for Oceanex services and the grain terminals.
No employees will post for new jobs and training will be blocked during this action.
The MEA noted it was surprised and disappointed by the notice.
Negotiations will continue today and the MEA is hopeful there will be further confirmed bargaining dates next week."
For more information, please call David Lychek, Manager – Ocean & Air Services at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1207.