The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 375 which represents the Port of Montreal Longshoremen provided a 72-hour strike notice to the Maritime Employers Association (MEA) today, which will result in a strike officially beginning on Monday, April 26 at 7:00 am. Although the strike officially begins on Monday, the strike is effective this evening due to the ongoing actions which have led to no overtime or weekend operations recently.
This indefinite strike following a breakdown in labour negotiations will result in the stoppage of cargo and container movement at the Port of Montreal. The Port of Montreal is the 2nd largest Canadian Port and this strike involves over 1,150 employees who are affiliated with CUPE Local 375. This will have an impact on all terminals and the movement of any vessels due to arrive at the Port of Montreal during this time frame.
If you have questions about the potential delay of goods, please reach out to your Freight Forwarder or booking agent.