Monday, July 19, 2010

Labour Dispute Shuts Port of Montreal

(CTV News)

Commercial operations at the Port of Montreal slid to a halt Monday after the Maritime Employers Association ordered a lockout until further notice.

All operations have stopped except for the grain silos, which are run by the port itself and not affected by the lockout, a spokesman for the association said. He estimates about 98 per cent of operations are affected.

The union representing some 900 longshoremen said earlier that the workers would be locked out by the employers association as of 8 a.m. ET.

“No boats are coming in, no boats are being unloaded, no boats are going out,” said Gilles Corriveau, spokesman for the association. Read more here.