Supply chains anticipate delays as indefinite strike begins at Port of MontrealAugust 24, 2020
Retail Council of Canada joins other organizations including Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, called on the Minister of Labour to provide negotiation settlements between the longshore workers and the port to resume port activities.
“Canada is caught in the middle of a devastating and unprecedented economic slowdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Diane J. Brisebois, President and CEO, Retail Council of Canada.
“Labour action at the Port of Montreal will have a direct and significant impact on the operations of thousands of companies and their employees. Tens of thousands of workers whose livelihoods depend on the Port of Montreal will be at risk of losing their jobs. Labour action will strain already weakened supply chains.”