Employees at Montreal’s Old Port vote to strike

Union calling for $15 entry-level wages
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 05/27/2016

Montreal’s Old Port employees recently voted in favour of a strike mandate after members of the Syndicat des Employés du Vieux-Port de Montréal rejected the employer’s offer.

Employees working in security, in sales, in the Montreal Science Centre and at the ticket office have been without a collective agreement since March 31.

The union is calling for better working conditions and for entry-level wages to be boosted to $15 per hour.

According to the Old Port of Montréal Corporation, the average salary of unionized employees is $17.09 per hour and its most recent offer included wage increases of 9.5 per cent over four years.

The parties resumed negotiations on May 27 but are no closer to an agreement, said the employer.

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