Port of Montreal Returns to Work after 12-day Strike
Longshore workers at the port of Montreal have declared a truce with the employers association, bringing an end to a 12-day strike. The port’s terminals restarted work on Sunday at 7 AM.
The truce will last seven months and both parties said they are confident they will be able to agree on a new contract before it expires. The indefinite strike called by the union representing the port’s longshoremen followed a series of temporary strikes over the past eight weeks. These labor actions are in response to on-going negotiations regarding the renewal of the longshoremen’s collective agreement with the Port.
The employers union indicates that, during the strike, nearly 12,000 containers became backlogged and it will takes two to four weeks to recover.
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