Friday, December 14, 2012

Deal Reached Between Port of Montreal and Longshoremen

Montreal - December 15, 2012 - A four-year labour agreement has been reached covering longshoremen at the Port of Montreal. The Maritime Employers Association says the deal runs until December 2012 and includes wage increases of 1.5 per cent to 2.5 per cent.

The association says the deal, to be submitted to members of CUPE Longshoremen’s Union Local 375 shortly, also includes increased workforce flexibility and a voluntary retirement option.

The longshoremen were locked out this summer during a dispute over payments given to longshoremen when they are on call and waiting for work. - From the Chronicle Herald