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Longshoremen at Port of Montreal to go on 40-hour strike this week

The union representing longshoremen at the Port of Montreal confirmed Tuesday that some of its members will strike later this week. The strike is being carried out as part of the negotiations for the renewal of the longshoremen’s collective agreement with the Port, which expired December 31, 2018.

The 1,125 longshoremen, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, have been engaged in ongoing labour negotiations with the Maritime Employers Association (MEA). These negotiations resumed recently after a ruling by the Canada Industrial Relations Board to deny the MEA request to designate port services as essential services.

The strike is expected to last from Thursday, July 2 at 3:00 p.m. until Saturday, July 4 at 6:59 a.m.. It will mainly affect union members who work at the two Montreal Gateway Terminals (MGT) at the Port of Montreal.

For more information, please call David Lychek, Manager – Ocean & Air Services at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1207.

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