Unifor Strikes Bombardier: Reaching for Agreement Amidst Tensions

Canadian workers' union Unifor has initiated a strike involving 1,350 members at Bombardier's facilities after failing to secure an agreement by the deadline. Negotiations continued over the weekend and are set to resume early Monday. This follows a similar strike in 2021 that resulted in increased wages and pension benefits.

Reuters | Updated: 24-06-2024 01:24 IST | Created: 24-06-2024 01:24 IST
Unifor Strikes Bombardier: Reaching for Agreement Amidst Tensions
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Canadian workers' union Unifor said on Sunday that 1,350 of its members are on strike at jet-maker Bombardier's facilities after the two sides were unable reach a tentative agreement before the Saturday deadline. The union's bargaining committee members are working towards an agreement and both parties remain committed to continuing the bargaining process, Unifor said in a statement.

"Bombardier is continuing to negotiate with all parties," company spokesman Mark Masluch said in an emailed statement to Reuters, adding that the goal remains to "swiftly reach a mutually beneficial agreement". Negotiations continued throughout Saturday night, Unifor said, with both parties agreeing to resume discussions early Monday morning.

Unifor, a general trade union, did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on the details of the strike while Bombardier declined to comment on the same. This follows a similar strike by Unifor in July 2021 at Bombardier's Toronto business jet assembly plant, which lasted a week before a three-year collective agreement was ratified, including wage increases and higher monthly pension benefits.

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