Montreal

Old Port workers' strike ends, Science Centre to reopen

The last Old Port workers on strike have signed onto a newly reached agreement in principle, meaning the Montreal Science Centre and other landmarks in the area are free to resume their operations.

Labour dispute hampered tourist season in Old Montreal

Minimum salary for seasonal employees to go from $10.67 to $12.38 per hour. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

The last Old Port workers on strike have signed onto a newly reached agreement in principle, meaning the Montreal Science Centre and other landmarks in the area are free to resume their operations.

The Science Centre issued a statement saying it will be fully accessible again starting Nov. 10.

The last members of the Syndicat des employés du Vieux-Port de Montréal agreed Thursday to the agreement in principle presented in the previous days.

This move signals the end of a strike which has gone one since May 27.

The last majority to accept the agreement were from the seasonal workers unit. They join the permanent, regulars and casuals who all accepted an earlier agreement in principle. 

The minimum salary for seasonal employees will now go from $10.67 to $12.38 per hour. 

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