Port of Montreal longshore workers launch unlimited strike

Port of Montreal

Longshore workers at the Port of Montreal have launched a general, unlimited strike Monday morning, as negotiations with their employer remain in deadlock.

Canadian Union of Public Employees spokesperson Michel Murray confirmed that CUPE Local 375 is going ahead with its plan to strike after giving 72-hour notice last week.

Murray said on Radio-Canada's Tout un matin that "there's no good moment" for a strike, and that containers with medical supplies will still be allowed to pass through the port.

The Port Authority of Montreal said in a statement after receiving the union's notice that it is worried that the strike comes amid an economic crisis caused by the pandemic.

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Source: CBC/Radio-Canada

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