Agreement in Principle Rejected by Old Port of Montréal Unionized Employees

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 6, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Old Port of Montréal Corporation inc. (Old Port) is dismayed at the results of the vote held on October 5 by unionized employees to reject the agreement in principle. The agreement had been accepted by both parties and endorsed by the union and would have allowed all employees to return to work.

Despite both parties having deemed the agreement in principle satisfactory, it was unfortunately rejected by unionized employees. The Old Port's employee union had accepted the proposal subsequent to a bargaining blitz undertaken with the mediator assigned to the dispute.

The agreement in principle provides for a 12% increase over 5 years as well as a 1% annual indexation on salary structures and increased leave for part-time employees. It also includes the Old Port's initial offer to form a joint committee in partnership with the Union to analyze the overall compensation of unionized jobs as compared to the market.

More information pertaining to the offers made by the Old Port — including details about current work relations — can be found in the attached document.

About the Old Port of Montréal
For over 25 years, the Old Port of Montréal has offered the public a variety of engaging activities at once participative, cultural, and relaxing, and even scientific thanks to the Montréal Science Centre. Located along 2.5 km of land along the shores of the St. Lawrence River, the Old Port of Montréal is Québec's most visited tourist site, welcoming six million visitors each year.


SOURCE Société du Vieux-Port de Montréal

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