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Unifor reaches tentative deal with Bombardier but strike continues with De Havilland


TORONTO – Unifor has reached a tentative settlement with Bombardier Aviation at its Downsview plant in north Toronto.

The union says locals 112 and 673 reached an settlement days after it launched a strike towards the enterprise jet producer and De Havilland, which make Sprint 8 turboprops on the facility.

The three-year settlement covers about 1,500 Bombardier staff.

Particulars of the settlement received’t be launched till the deal is ratified throughout a vote to be performed Saturday afternoon.

The union has mentioned pensions, use of contractors and erosion of bargaining unit work had been key points at Bombardier, whereas the way forward for the Sprint 8 program is the main target of talks with De Havilland.

Bombardier says it expects all will return to regular as soon as the deal is ratified.

“Upon ratification, the mutually helpful agreements will assist safe the way forward for aerospace manufacturing in Toronto,” the corporate mentioned in an e-mail.

Unifor nationwide president Jerry Dias says the union can now focus all of its efforts on reaching an settlement with De Havilland.

“Our membership gave us a powerful mandate, after a troublesome set of negotiations we’ve got managed to succeed in a tentative settlement with Bombardier,” added native president Maryellen McIlmoyle, in a information launch.

“We stay on the desk decided to proceed negotiations with De Havilland.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed July 30, 2021.

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