Port of Montreal strike: Feds poised to intervene as work stoppage begins

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As longshoremen began a general strike at the Port of Montreal on Monday, Canada’s federal government was moving quickly to intervene to force them back to work, citing the disruption to the supply chain.

The 1,150 members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local (CUPE) 375 began the unlimited strike at 7 a.m. at Canada’s second-busiest port. As a result, all cargo operations at the port have shut down except for liquid bulk, Oceanex service and the Viterra grain terminal.

10,000 TEUs grounded from partial strike: Montreal port authority

The Port of Montreal has already taken a hit from a partial strike — confined to overtime and weekends — since April 13. The port authority said nearly 10,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) have been grounded, with delays in rail operations and impacts to vessels en route to the port.

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