Federal officials have been brought in to help prevent a third labour stoppage in four years at the Port of Montreal.
Dock workers at Canada’s second-busiest port have been without a labour deal since their pact expired Dec. 31. About 1,290 longshore workers and 165 checkers work for the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) in Montreal.
Union and management officials have held several mediation meetings – including some this month – in a bid to reach a new collective agreement, MEA spokesperson Anabel Martin Kaigle said Wednesday. Experts from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service are taking part in the discussions, she added.
Read more in an article from The Montreal Gazette.