Striking Montreal Old Port Workers Reach Agreement

The Société du Vieux-Port de Montréal (SEVPM) and the union representing 300 workers reached an agreement in principle this week, according to officials.

The Old port workers have been on strike for five months in a bid for higher pay and are expected to vote on the agreement Wednesday, October  5th.

Details of the agreement have yet to be released but union leader Konrad Lamour said the agreement will let the workers go back to work with their heads held high.

Since May 27 union workers have asked for a starting minimum wage $15 per hour and have rejected previous offers from the Société du Vieux-Port de Montréal to increase salaries by 9.5 per cent over four years.

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