The following message was issued by the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) on Wednesday, February 10, 2021:
“Update on Labour Negotiations between Port of Montreal Longshoremen’s Union and Maritime Employers Association
CIFFA has learned the following details about ongoing negotiations between the Port of Montreal Longshoremen’s Union and the Maritime Employers Association.
Both parties have received a letter from the Federal Minister of Labour asking for 14 days of blitz negotiations.
The federal government has hired Peter Simpson as mediator.
CIFFA understands that there have been three days of meetings between the parties and the new mediators – February 6th, 7th and 8th.
While the priority remains a signed collective agreement before the end of the truce on March 21st, in order to comply with the truce concluded on August 21st, 2020, the parties involved cannot comment on the negotiations.”
For more information, please call David Lychek, Manager – Ocean & Air Services at (905) 882-4880, ext. 1207.