Taking place after a three-week cooling-off period, discussions resumed on Sunday. A strike threat was issued by the union shortly after 10 a.m. 2200 members of Unifor Local 112 and 673 work at Bombardier’s Downsview plant in Toronto. The aerospace company recently stopped operating Dash 8 turboprops.
Early this year, it announced that it would cease building Q400s at the facility after current orders are fulfilled. When the lease agreements for the land expire, De Havilland will stop working at Downsview. Unions want De Havilland, whose parent company bought Bombardier’s Dash 8 program. It will be produced there when production resumes on the Dash 8.
Due to the ongoing strike action with both companies, we will remain at the bargaining table. Union representatives will continue to work hard for a fair settlement. However, there are several issues with both employers that need to be resolved.
There is an erosion of bargaining unit work, an issue with pensions, and the use of contractors at Bombardier. A central issue of the discussions with De Havilland relates to the Dash 8 program. As well as Downview’s sale in 2018 and both companies’ plans to exit the facility, Dias added in a news release.
De Havilland Canada asserts an aggressive bargaining position that is completely at odds with the reality of its situation. General information about the aviation industry.
As requested by the union, the company extended the collective bargaining agreement by 30 days. To adjust its negotiating stance in the hope of reaching an amicable outcome.
It would be a pleasure to collaborate with De Havilland Canada. To sustain the skilled employees that aircraft manufacturing provides for a long time. But a concerted effort is necessary for a long-term future. We must transform our business to meet the challenges we face.
De Havilland Canada
De Havilland Canada is committed to cooperating with the Union. To develop a future that is sustainable for aircraft manufacturing and for supporting skilled jobs. Before we will be able to work together on a long-term basis. A plan for contingencies has been developed. To continue meeting all customer needs.
This is the first new Q400 aerospace manufactured by De Havilland after it has completed all currently confirmed orders. De Havilland announced two years ago that work at Downsview would end with the expiration of lease agreements.
To meet the needs of our customers, continuity plans have been created. This is the first new Q400 manufactured by De Havilland after it has completed all currently confirmed orders. De Havilland announced two years ago that work at Downsview would end with the expiration of lease agreements.
De Havilland’s Plan
Dias has expressed concern about De Havilland’s plan to relocate its production to Alberta. A clause regarding the scope of aerospace work was refused by the company, he said. The GTA would be the only place to produce. A new Bombardier facility for Global business jets has broken ground at Pearson International Airport.
It seems the company refused to bargain any type of scope clause limiting production to somewhere within the GTA. A new Bombardier Global business jet facility has broken ground at Pearson International Airport. It is a fact that we have a lot of people who have been working on this program for a long time. The program deserves to be built by them.
The words he spoke in an interview on Friday suggested that their silence had been troubling. There are many people there who have worked there for many years. Their efforts have contributed to the development of this program, and they deserve to be allowed to continue it.