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Canadian Trade Unexpectedly Drops in August – Montreal Port Strike Cited

Shipping containers in stacks. Birds in flight.

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 6, 2020 Setback indicates recovery may have lost momentum sooner | Deficit narrowed slightly but missed median forecasts By Shelly Hagan for Bloomberg – Canadian trade with the rest of the world dropped in August on lower car exports, suggesting the recovery may be losing steam sooner than economists had predicted. Merchandise exports fell 1% in August, after jumping …

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Striking workers reach a tentative deal at Port of Montreal

Port of Montreal

PortandTerminal.com, August 21, 2020 MONTREAL – The Maritime Employers Association (MEA) says that it has settled on an agreement in principle with longshore workers and checkers to halt the 12-day strike that has shut down Canada’s second-largest port. The strike by more than 1,100 employees, who have been without a collective agreement for nearly two years, revolves largely around wages …

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Port of Montreal longshore worker strike enters 9th day. No end in sight.

Striker. Containers. Fist raised.

PortandTerminal.com, August 18, 2020 MONTREAL – The strike by longshore workers at the Port of Montreal entered its ninth day Tuesday as negotiations continued between management and the union with no end in sight. Both the provinces of Ontario and Quebec are requesting assistance from Canada’s federal government to help resolve the labor dispute at the Port of Montreal, which …

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Police arrest 9 as suspects in intimidation during ongoing strike at Port of Montreal

Workers hold picket signs outside the Port of Montreal on Monday. The local long

PortandTerminal.com, August 13, 2020 MONTREAL – The Montreal Gazette is reporting that police in Montreal have arrested nine people as part of an investigation into alleged acts of intimidation used when management tried to replace striking employees at the Port of Montreal last month. The incident occurred on the third day of an earlier four-day strike, launched by a union representing …

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Port of Montreal closed by strike: “Taking the economy hostage.”

Container ship. Cranes

PortandTerminal.com, August 11, 2020 “The effects of a prolonged strike on Montreal’s and Quebec’s economy will be devastating,” stated Montreal Board of Trade president Michel Leblanc. MONTREAL — Canada’s labour minister has rejected requests to intervene in a strike launched Monday by Port of Montreal workers. “We have faith in the collective bargaining process, as we know the best deals …

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“Shut down the Port” Union to extend Montreal port strike indefinitely

Strikers. Protective facemasks. Raised fists.

PortandTerminal.com, August 7, 2020 Longshore workers to extend Montreal port strike indefinitely as tensions escalate | Reports of violence during last 4-day strike MONTREAL – The union representing dockworkers at the Port of Montreal announced that it will file a notice with management on Friday that an unlimited strike will begin on Monday, August 10th. The strike threat is the …

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Violence: Port of Montreal managers, security guards roughed up during strike

Strikers. Pickets.

PortandTerminal.com, July 30, 2020 Alleged incident occurred on the third day of a four-day strike by a union representing dockworkers and maintenance staff at the port | Strike extended by one day MONTREAL, QUEBEC – The Montreal Gazette is reporting that a group of Port of Montreal managers and security guards were ambushed as they disembarked from a shuttle bus …

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

Container ship. Port. Cranes. Bridge. City skyline

PortandTerminal.com, July 24, 2020 The strike will impact all terminals at the Port of Montreal except Empire Terminal servicing shipments to Newfoundland and the loading of grain.    MONTREAL – Port of Montreal dock workers plan to walk off the job again for four days next week as ongoing negotiations over a new labour contract drag on. Work will cease on Monday …

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Port of Montreal longshoremen to go on strike Thursday

Aerial view of port

PortandTerminal.com, July 1, 2020 MONTREAL – The union representing longshoremen working at the Port of Montreal confirmed Tuesday that some of its members will strike for 40 hours this week starting Thursday. The strike will last from Thursday at 3 p.m. to Saturday at 6:59 a.m. It will affect only two of the 19 terminals at the Port of Montreal, Racine …

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Once again, Port of Montreal dockworkers vote to strike

Cargo ship approaching the docks of the Port of Montreal

Game on. The 1,125 longshoremen of the Port of Montreal voted again to strike on Tuesday, this time 99.4% voted for. MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Port of Montreal dockworkers voted to strike on Tuesday, with 99.4 per cent voting in favour of a strike mandate, again. The 1,125 workers are heavy machinery operators, signalers, ship’s handlers, electricians and mechanics. They are …

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