Following a seven-month truce reached between the Maritime Employers Association and the FTQ-affiliated Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) local last August. On Sunday, the 1,125 longshoremen will be called to vote to end the truce. The two parties have not yet reached an agreement, even after months of discussions, with the help of three mediators and intensive mediation sessions. Instead, the longshoremen will decide on a final and comprehensive offer. It is unknown whether the union will recommend that its members accept the final offer or whether it will remain neutral on the offer, leaving it to its members to decide after the details of the offer are presented. It was agreed that at the end of the truce, the parties would regain their right to lock out and strike.