Union Workers at the Port of Montreal reject deal

  • Union Workers at the Port of Montreal reject deal

    Unionized Longshoremen at the Port of Montreal on Sunday rejected an offer from management, raising industry fears of a new strike following crippling work stoppages in 2020.

    This news comes as the 7-month truce between the unionized dockworkers (CUPE Local 375) and the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) expired over the weekend.

    An overwhelming 99.71% of the 1,125 longshore workers at Canada’s second-largest port rejected the offer presented by the MEA.

    The Longshoremen have not yet formally asked to strike; however, their official strike position will be clearer as of Wednesday morning.

    It is believed that work schedules were one of the major issues in the talks.

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