On February 1st, the Maritime Employers Association filed a complaint to the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) alleging that the union had not bargained in good faith and a decision was rendered today.
We acknowledge this decision and will follow with attention, the recommendations emanating from the CIRB.
At the same time, as mentioned in a previous memo from the Longshoremen’s Union, we submitted a final offer of settlement last Friday, March 12. The unionized workers will vote on this next Sunday, March 21 in a General Assembly during which the port will be closed.
In order to comply with the truce concluded with the Port of Montreal Longshoremen’s Union, the Maritime Employers Association will not comment the final offer that was made nor the ongoing negotiations.