On Wednesday, September 20th, Unifor Locals 112 and 673 members walked out of their Bombardier aerospace plant in Downsview to call on Boeing to drop its trade complaint against the company.
Yesterday’s action follows last week’s meeting with Boeing officials in Washington D.C. where Unifor encouraged the company to drop allegations that Bombardier sold the C-Series plane at an artificially low price due to support from the Canadian and Quebec governments. There is still time for Boeing to withdraw its baseless complaint and seek a fair resolution with Bombardier before the ruling, which is expected next week.
Prior to yesterday’s rally Jerry Dias, Unifor National President, spoke to BNN about the Boeing situation and the inherent flaws in Canada’s trade agreements. You can watch the interview http://www.bnn.ca/video/unifor-s-dias-on-bombardier-boeing-spat-u-s-wouldn-t-do-well-in-trade-war-with-canada~1212914#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=y1i4JLZ
Unifor Local 88 has spoken with Unifor Local 112 and 673. A message of Solidarity has been sent to the over 1,500 members that work at the Bombardier plant in Downsview that are fighting to save Canadian Jobs.