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PORT OF MONTREAL STRIKE ENDS

[DETROIT, Michigan– August [23], 2020] The strike at the Port of Montreal has ended.

After several consecutive days of strike action, the 1,125 longshore workers at the Port of Montreal will be back at work at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 23 to provide berthage and cargo handling services in all Port of Montreal terminals.

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) welcomes  the truce announced today by the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) and the Longshoremen Union CUPE Local 375 at the Port of Montreal. The MPA also welcomes the agreement in principle reached between the MEA and the Port of Montreal Checkers’ Union.

The MEA and the Longshoremen Union have agreed to a seven-month truce during which no pressure tactics will be used, a period that will allow both parties to continue negotiating while fully maintaining port operations.

STRIKERS AT THE PORT OF MONTREAL

“I would like to thank all the parties involved, namely the MEA, the Longshoremen’s Union and the Checkers’ Union,” said Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the MPA. “With their exemplary collaborative efforts the Port of Montreal is now able to resume serving its clients effectively, benefitting the whole economy. This is great news for the Port, but more importantly, for all the businesses depending on port operations.”

“…the Port of Montreal is now able to resume serving its clients effectively, benefitting the whole economy.

-Sylvie Vachon

Normal operations will resume at all port facilities on Sunday, August 23 effective 7:00 a.m. 


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