FMA has been informed that the mediated negotiations that commenced yesterday, March 10, are continuing today.

Our colleagues at the Shipping Federation of Canada (SFC) issued a bulletin this morning reporting on the services at the Port of Montreal that must continue as “essential services” in the event of a strike or lockout. The SFC notice states as follows.

Negotiations between management and the longshore union at the Port of Montreal continue, and members are reminded that any potential work stoppage will not affect liquid bulk operations, the Viterra grain terminal, or the Oceanex service at the Bickerdike terminal, all of which are considered essential services and therefore must continue to operate as usual.