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Ships diverting from Montreal as waterfront  labour strike accelerates

photo Albert Batten By Leo Ryan, Editor Ocean containerships have begun diverting from the Port of Montreal as rotating  waterfront labour strikes seriously disrupt normal traffic flows at Canada’s second-biggest port. Another new job action is on the horizon for Wednesday – this time by checkers manning pickets. The escalating conflict between the Maritime Employers …

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Montreal docker union announces another strike starting Monday

photo CUPE 375 By Leo Ryan, Editor In a further escalation of a prolonged, bitter waterfront labour conflict at the Port of Montreal that is increasingly preoccupying Canadian business and shipper interests, the union representing more than 1,100 longshoremen today announced a four-day strike starting Monday on the two container terminals operated by Termont, which …

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Montreal container terminals closing tomorrow due to eruption of violence during docker strike

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The main container terminal operators at the Port of Montreal have served notice of a complete shutdown of their operations for one day, starting Friday, July 31 at 7.00 a.m. in response to violent incidents involving striking dockers. “In light of the violent acts against terminal operator employees on Wednesday, …

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Montreal police investigating alleged violent clash amidst docker strike

Photo: CUPE375 By Leo Ryan, Editor Montreal police are investigating a confrontation between striking longshoremen and management staff of maritime employers that allegedly erupted into violence Wednesday night, according to a report from Canadian Press news agency. The Maritime Employers Association (MEA) hastily called a press conference today (Thursday) to strongly condemn the incident.  The …

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Montreal waterfront labour conflict deteriorates

Photo: CUPE Local 375 By Leo Ryan, Editor The bitter, prolonged dispute between Port of Montreal employers and waterfront workers has deteriorated with checkers joining dockers in taking strike action – and prompting a cry of alarm from the powerful freight industry association that is the national voice of shippers in Canada. It is the …

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Montreal dock workers launch 4-day strike

  By Leo Ryan, Editor Dock workers at the Port of Montreal early today launched a 4-day strike as prolonged negotiations with the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) to renew a collective agreement which expired on December 31, 2018, remained deadlocked. The strike is scheduled to end Friday at 06.59 am. Working schedules are reported to …

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Montreal docker-employer negotiations resuming July 13

After five days of what was described as intense negotiations, the longshore union at the Port of Montreal , CUPE 375, and the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) today announced a resumption of their talks for July 13 with a view to concluding a new collective agreement replacing the one that expired on December 31, 2018. …

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Montreal longshore union and port employers to resume negotiations

Longshoremen and employers at the port of Montreal  have agreed to resume negotiations tomorrow although the port workers today began a 40-hour strike at the two terminals of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership (MGT) at 3 pm that is to last until Saturday at 6.59 am. The strike action by the union, CUPE Local 375, affects …

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Longshore union launching strike against biggest Montreal container operator

By Leo Ryan, Editor The union representing more than 1,100 longshore workers at the Port of Montreal has served notice that it will strike for 40 hours starting at 3 pm on Thursday, July 2 against the two terminals of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership, largest container operator at Canada’s leading east coast port. MGT’s Racine …

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