MONTRÉAL, May 27, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Negotiations between the Union of Employees of the Old Port of Montréal Corporation inc. and management resumed today, but the two parties have not been able to reach an agreement. The Old Port of Montréal headed to the negotiating table in good faith and still wants to find a solution that will satisfy both parties.
At the same time, the Old Port management team is working to minimize the impact of the labour dispute on its visitors and will welcome visitors this Friday even in the event of a strike. More than seventy of its shops and activities are ready to welcome visitors. Unfortunately, the Montréal Science Centre, the Imax Telus Cinema, the Port d'Escale and the Clock Tower Beach must suspend their activities. People are invited to visit vieuxportdeMontréal.com for updates.
Summary of the Corporation's offer:
- Wage increases totalling 9.5% over four years (taking into account the Quebec consumer index of 1.6%).
- No freeze or reduction has been requested by the employer.
- The establishment of a joint committee to evaluate the overall compensation of its unionized employees in comparison with the market.
The average salary of unionized employees of the Old Port of Montreal is $17.09/hour.
SOURCE Old Port of Montréal Corporation
For further information: Sophie Morin, Director of Communications, Phone: 514-838-2658, smorin@vieuxportdeMontréal.com