Global Trade Alert Message:
The Port of Montreal workers began an open-ended strike Monday morning that has halted operations at one of the busiest ports in Canada. Thousands of businesses and supply chains are expected to be affected. This strike is now the second labor dispute in less than one year at the port. The last strike at the Port of Montreal happened in August of 2020 and cost wholesalers an estimated $600 million in lost sales. 1,150 dock workers at the port have been without a contract since 2018.
A representative of the local 375 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) said, “The government has completely unbalanced the relations between the two parties. They resorted to the atomic bomb.”