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Please see below notice received from the industry today:


MONTREAL – Port of Montreal dock workers plan to walk off the job again for four days next week as ongoing negotiations over a new labour contract drag on.

Work will cease on Monday (July 27) at 7 a.m. and resume Friday (July 31) at 6:59 a.m., Local 375 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees said Friday in a statement posted on Twitter. Union officials have sent a 72-hour notice confirming their intention to strike, said a spokesperson for the Maritime Employers Association.


“While discussions were ongoing, the Maritimes Employers Association (MEA) was not only surprised but disappointed by the executive committee of the Longshoremen’s Union to go ahead with means of pressure like a strike,” the association said in an emailed statement.

Dockers have been without a labour agreement since Dec. 31, 2018. Negotiations had resumed recently after a ruling by the Canada Industrial Relations Board on essential services to maintain in the event of a strike.


This latest strike falls on the heels of a similar strike that took place at the beginning of this month.


We will continue to provide updates as they become available.





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