Several longshoremen at the Port of Montreal went on strike starting Monday, July 27, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. and will resume work on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 6:59 a.m. The below twitter statement is just one way a local Canadian Union of Public Employees communicated its intent for a strike. Union officials also sent a letter to the Maritime Employers Association stating there would be a suspension of mooring and cargo handling services provided by longshoremen at the Port of Montreal terminals during the 72-hour strike.
According to an article posted on The Province, “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.”
The strike will affect operations and most likely delay cargo that comes in and out of this port. Scarbrough is monitoring the situation closely and will communicate changes to clients that are affected.