Montreal Port Strike - Canadian Government Intervenes

Over 1000 dock workers have been on strike at the Port of Montreal since Monday morning, but government intervention is expected to force a return to work in the next few days.

The majority of the labour force have been out of contract since a dispute in 2018 and tensions have continued to simmer ever since. However, this is the first time that the government have stepped in, putting forward a bill that is expected to pass and end the strike soon.

Montreal is an important gateway for Canada, as well as the US Mid-West and New England region. With US and Canadian logistics already feeling the impact of Covid, Canadian officials felt that the long-term damage to supply chains could be irreparable.

For now, the strike continues and any shipments due to move through the port this week are likely to be severely disrupted.

If you require further information on the above, or are concerned about any shipments en-route to or from the areas impacted, then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Westbound team.

 

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