Port of Montreal: the longshoremen began their strike

Port de Montréal: les débardeurs entament leur débrayage

The stevedores of the Port of Montreal have started a strike of four days, on Monday morning.

The union of 1125 tank-tops, was thus put in execution his threat of a walkout. He had sent Friday a strike notice of 72 hours at the maritime employers Association (MEA), as required by the act.

Pressure tactics involve the termination of a “full” work on the territory of the Port, including the terminal Reluctantly, Monday, July 27 at 7 p.m. to Friday, July 31 at 6: 59 pm, stated the note from Friday.

However, some workers to load and unload ships are at work to essential services, including the supply of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the grain ship.

This walkout four days is accompanied by an order of suspension of the participation of the union’s members to the views of the employer, or any training activity.

It is in response to another work stoppage, the 40-hour one, announced last June 30.

In conflict since 2018

Workers affiliated to the canadian Union of the public service had voted in favour of strike action in December 2018, to the tune of 99.5%.

The cloth burns off from between the stevedores, the Port of Montreal and the maritime employers Association (MEA).

The employer has, in particular, attempted to declare their work as an essential service to avoid any strike. But the canadian industrial relations Board rejected the arguments of the employers ‘ side in June.

On Friday, the EMA said that it was “surprised and extremely disappointed with the decision of the syndicate of the stevedores to have recourse to means of pressure, such as the strike”.

The discussions “were well advanced”, according to the AEM.

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