The 21 superintendents with Termont at the Port of Montreal signed a new collective agreement today. The eight-year contract includes wage increases of more than 40 per cent over the life of the agreement.

“Negotiations were exemplary in that both parties didn’t want to lose qualified staff in a labour market severely strained by an acute lack of employees. We sat down, negotiated, and created real solutions,” explained CUPE representative Dominique Aubry.

The talks produced a collective agreement that was modernized and better structured to ensure the sustainability of the local and its members. The agreement also includes access to more weeks of vacation.

“As things currently stand, industrial peace is desirable for everyone involved,” said Aubry.

Termont provides container handling services at the new Viau terminal at the Port of Montreal.