Bill to Get Striking Workers Back to Work in Montreal is Tabled

Canada’s Federal Labour Minister Filomena Tassi has tabled back-to-work legislation for the Port of Montreal’s 1,150 dock workers, who have been on strike since Monday morning.

The legislation would require employees to return to work after the bill passes. It would also extend their previous collective agreement until a new one is negotiated.

The legislation would also prevent any strikes or lockouts until a new agreement is signed and impose a mediator-arbitrator on both parties if negotiations fail again. Workers at the port also walked off the job seven months ago (source: CBC).