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Port of Montreal and India’s Adani Group renew cooperation agreement

  The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) and the Adani Group have renewed their cooperation agreement for a period of five years. This new agreement continues the joint work begun in 2018 with the signing of the first agreement between the two port authorities: a collaboration focused on business development, marketing, information sharing on marine operations, new …

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Port of Montreal’s Tony Boemi leaves big legacy

  By Leo Ryan, Editor On the last Day of April, a key architect of the success and growth of the Port of Montreal in recent years moved officially into retirement from his position as Vice-President, Growth and Development. What a significant legacy Tony Boemi has left! Coincidentally enough, his departure after 13 years with …

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The Port of Montreal mobilized for recovery in 2021

  The Port of Montreal is mobilized for recovery amidst operational continuity following the federal government’s passing of legislation forcing  1,150 striking dockers back to work. This was a central message that emerged this morning from the annual meeting in virtual format of the Montreal Port Authority at which Martin Imbleau, President and Chief Executive …

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Montreal docker union reacts angrily to Ottawa back-to-work legislation

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The union representing 1,150 striking Port of Montreal dockers today vented its anger after the House of Commons approved back-to-work legislation overnight. Bill C-29 will now go before the Senate Friday, where it is likely also to be passed, and potentially go into force Saturday. Subsequently, an appointed mediator-arbitrator would …

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Ottawa tables bill to force striking Montreal dockers back to work

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The federal government today tabled a bill to end the unlimited strike launched yesterday by dockers at the Port of Montreal, Canada’s second largest port that has seen cargo and vessels diverted amidst the mounting uncertainty provoked by a prolonged waterfront conflict. Such back-to-work legislation would impose arbitration with stiff …

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Montreal dockers on picket lines ahead of possible Ottawa intervention

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Some 1,150 Montreal dockers today began an “indefinite” strike that shut down almost all operations at Canada’s second largest port as the longest labour conflict in its modern history showed no signs of abating. But the work stoppage could be short-lived after the federal government on Sunday announced plans to …

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Ottawa announces it will intervene in any new Montreal docker strike

  Last summer’s docker strikes cost Canadian businesses an estimated $600 million in lost sales. By Leo Ryan, Editor With an unprecedented, prolonged waterfront conflict entering another crisis point, the federal government today (Sunday) served notice it is prepared to rush through legislation should the Port of Montreal’s 1,150 dockers proceed with a planned unlimited …

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Port of Montreal reacts to notice of unlimited general strike by longshoremen

  Montreal – The dockworkers’ union CUPE Local 375 having sent a notice of an unlimited general strike effective Monday to the Maritime Employers Association (MEA), the Montreal Port Authority (MPA) deplores a situation that will seriously and tangibly impact the local population and SMEs due to a total shutdown of port operations for an …

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Montreal longshore union gives general strike notice for Monday

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The prolonged Port of Montreal waterfront conflict hit a new flash point today with the union representing 1,150 dockers announcing an “indefinite” general strike starting Monday at 7 am. But at the same time, the union said the work stoppage could be avoided if the maritime employers dropped their pressure …

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Port of Montreal employers announce schedule changes

  With the Port of Montreal becoming more congested each passing day with longshoremen refusing to work overtime and on weekends, the Maritime Employers Association announced a “switch to regular schedules in order to maintain the fluidity of the logistics chain” as of next Monday. To continue to adequately serve the population, the MEA has …

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