March 17, 2021 – Here is the latest on the Port of Montreal potential labour situation. On March 15, a hearing took place before the Canada Industrial Relations Board on the issue of the union being said to be negotiating in bad faith. A ruling from the CIRB is expected soon. On March 12, the employer, the Maritime Employers Association, put forth a final offer to the union. This is not an agreement in principle. The union will send out the final offer to members on March 18. The Port of Montreal will be closed on March 21 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm for a special meeting of members, during which time the contents of the final offer will be discussed. The union will follow up with information on timing and format of the meeting in order to facilitate maximum attendance for voting on the final offer.