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A striking member of the union Unifor walks to a picket line


Seaway strike hits both sides of the border

A strike by 361 workers at the St. Lawrence Seaway is impeding trade in Canada and the United States. Workers from five Unifor locals are asking for better pay amid the affordability crisis and have cited recent wins by autoworkers as inspiration.

The walkout, which began Sunday, affects the Seaway system connecting the Great Lakes to the Atlantic, facilitating trade from provinces and states, including the Canadian prairies and US Midwest, as well as Ontario, Quebec, and northern states such as New York.

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