Port of Montreal dock workers set for 4-day strike starting Monday

Montreal

A group of Port of Montreal workers plans to walk off the job for four days next week as negotiations over a new labour contract drag on.

Work will cease Monday at 7 a.m. and resume Friday at 6:59 a.m., Local 375 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees said Friday in a statement posted on Twitter. Union officials have sent a 72-hour notice confirming their intention to strike, said a spokesperson for the Maritime Employers Association.

“While discussions were ongoing, the Maritimes Employers Association was not only surprised, but disappointed by the executive committee of the Longshoremen’s Union to go ahead with means of pressure like a strike,” the association said in an emailed statement.

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Source: The Province

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