Labor Strike Forces Diversion of Vessels Bound for Montreal

The stand-off between longshoremen and port employers at the port of Montreal took a dramatic turn for the worse as the union launched an indefinite strike that has virtually shut down Canada’s second largest port.

The dispute, which has been dragging on for nearly two years and has left the longshoremen without a contract since December 2018, has resulted in several work stoppages in recent weeks.  The last strike, which ended on Friday, paralyzed two of the port’s four container facilities.