May 3, 2021
Back to Work Legislation Passes for Port of Montreal
On Friday, Senate passed Bill C-29, forcing striking workers back on the job. The process established by the legislation will lead to establishing a new collective agreement between the parties, with no possibility of work stoppages.
The Port of Montreal says resuming full operations will take several days — and clients waiting to import or export goods should expect delays. Industry experts are predicting that it could take until June for blacklogs to clear from the port.
A representative of the CUPE local union that represents the dockworkers calls the back-to-work legislation an attack on the workers’ constitutional right to strike and said that the union would take legal action and file complaints with the International Labour Organization.
Approximately $275 million worth of goods moves through the Port of Montreal each day.
Carson is watching the situation closely and will share any updates as soon as they come in.
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