Bombardier Workers in Toronto Approve New Agreement
June 28, 2009, 3:00 PM EST
Workers at Bombardier Aerospace have ratified a new three year collective agreement by 84 per cent, covering nearly 3,000 workers in the company's Downsview Toronto facility.
The workers approved the new deal by 84 per cent in production, 89 per cent in skilled trades, 62 per cent among the technical office group and 90 per cent among the non-technical office group. Workers in the plant ratified the deal by 84 per cent in total (CAW Local 112 -production and skilled trades), while office workers approved the deal by 80 per cent (CAW Local 673 technical and non-technical).
The agreement was reached on June 23 after more than two months of negotiations. It includes wage increases in the second and third year, pension improvements and retirement incentives to ensure greater job and income security for both junior and more senior members.
The workers manufacture the Q series and Global Express aircrafts.