A group of 50 workers at the Port of Montréal has voted 99% in favour of leaving the CSN to become affiliated with CUPE. The workers are employed by Viterra, a major international grain transportation company.
“We are pleased to welcome these new members to our ranks,” stated CUPE representative André Racette. “CUPE already has an important voice for workers at the Port of Montréal, but every addition to the larger CUPE family reaffirms our role as a key actor in labour relations.”
CUPE represents more than 1,500 workers at the Port of Montréal, a major driver of economic development in Greater Montréal and a global trade hub.
With more than 111,000 members, CUPE-Quebec represents the stevedores’ unions at the ports of Montréal, Québec City, Trois-Rivières, Sorel and Matane as well as workers at St. Lawrence Stevedoring Inc. in Baie-Comeau. CUPE is also active in a broad range of sectors, including health and social services, communications, education, universities, energy, municipalities, Quebec government corporations and public agencies, air transportation, public transit and the mixed sector.