The Port of Montreal could be paralyzed once again from Monday due to a strike of the longshoremen, this time for a duration of four days.
According to an internal memo obtained by The Newspaper, the union 1125 tank tops was sent on Friday a strike notice of 72 hours at the maritime employers Association (MEA).
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, stated in the note.
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.
The workers of the local CUPE 375, whose role is to load and unload ships, have 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 AEM. The employer has, in particular, attempted to declare their work as an essential service. But after no less than 32 days of hearings before the canadian industrial relations Board, the court rejected the arguments of the employer at the beginning of the month of June.
The negotiations would have resumed shortly after.
Friday, the maritime employers Association said 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 EMA, which now says ” believe in the negotiation, and wishes to arrive at an agreement that is mutually profitable “.