Port Montreal longshore workers strongly reject employer’s latest offer

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Negotiations to renew the collective agreement for the Port of Montreal longshore workers, which expired at the end of 2023, have hit a standstill. The Maritime Employers’ Association (MEA) presented what it called its final offer on April 17, which the union rejected as a step backwards for workers. This led to a union vote where an overwhelming 99.54% of participating members rejected the offer. The union accuses the MEA of provocation and unwillingness to negotiate fairly, noting that the MEA president has been notably absent from negotiations. Despite this, union president Martin Lapierre expressed continued openness to negotiate, with mediators scheduling more talks. The union has proposed 19 potential dates for these negotiations, which the MEA has yet to confirm.

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