The Port of Montreal says it will take several days to resume the entire operation – and customers waiting for imports or exports should expect delays.
This comes after legislation passed by the Senate on Friday forced workers to return to work.
The port authority states that the process established by law will lead to a new collective agreement between the parties, with no possibility of stalling work.
About $ 275 million worth of freight moves each day through the Port of Montreal.
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Michelle Murray of the CUPE Local Union, representing Dukeworkers, called the back-to-work law an attack on the employees’ constitutional right to strike.
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He told reporters in Montreal against a May Day protest that the union would take legal action and file complaints with the International Labor Organization.
A union spokesman confirmed that its members would return to work as of Sunday.
1,150 employees at the port have been without contract since December 2018.
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