Canadian port workers are still striking, jeopardizing exports and trade dollars

Coastal dock workers in Canada remain on strike and it is putting the hurt on several crop exports and causing millions of dollars in trade loss each day.

Operations have been affected in three of the nation’s busiest ports, and the Canadian government says it is causing more than $375 million a day. July is typically a slow month for Canadian crop exports but certain items like dried peas and lentils have been impacted.

The Canadian Labor Minister is asking both sides to come back to the table to continue negotiations. Industry groups in Canada say each day of disrupted work usually requires a week to catch up.