Port of Montreal Strike Updates

Thanks to the advocacy work of CIFFA and other business organizations and associations, the federal government is proceeding with enacting back-to-work legislation.  On Sunday, the Government of Canada issued a Notice Paper indicating that it will introduce a bill, entitled “An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of operations at the Port of Montreal,”…

Port of Montreal Strike Action Notice

Dear Customer,   This morning, the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) received a 72-hour notice of an indefinite general strike starting on Monday, April 26 from the union’s executive of the Port of Montreal Longshoremen.  Delmar will continue to monitor this situation as it evolves, and provide regular updates as they become available.   For further…

Update – Port of Montreal Labour Negotiations

On Saturday evening, the union executive of the Port of Montreal Longshoremen issued a 72-hour notice of an indefinite strike to the Maritime Employers Association (MEA). The planned pressure tactics, namely the stopping of overtime work, of docking activities, of training and of weekend work, are being presented as a response to the cessation of…

Update – Labour Situation at the Port of Montreal

Please be advised that according to CIFFA the Longshoremen’s Union CUPE Local 375 has informed its members of the following : The employer, the Maritime Employers Association (MEA), put forth a final offer to the union on March 12, 2021. This was not an agreement in principle. The union has been said to be negotiating…

Port Of Montreal Congestion Surcharge

Dear Valued Customer,  Following last month’s strike, the yard density at the Port of Montreal has reached critical levels and we are seeking your assistance to collect your containers within, or before, the end of your five-day free storage period. This will help reinstate the fluidity at the Port and minimise the impact on your supply chain. …