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The longshoremen working at the Port of Montreal overwhelmingly rejected their employer’s offer in a vote that followed months of discussions on renewing their collective agreement.

The longshoremen’s union affiliated with the Canadian Union of Public Employees voted 99.7 per cent to reject the Maritime Employers Association’s offer.

READ MORE: Shipping industry warns of disruption of possible strike at Port of Montreal

The union said 91 percent of the 1,125 union members participated in the vote.

The union representing the longshoremen recently reached a seven-month truce with the employer following a 10-day strike. This agreement expired on March 20.

Discussions stumbled over the last year mainly on the issue of working hours.

The collective agreement expired on December 31, 2018.

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