Details of the two collective agreements will not be published until they are ratified. Local ratification meeting 673 will take place on Sunday, June 24 at 1:30 p.m. .m at the Avani Event Centre at 8400 Jane St in Concord. The ratification meeting of the 112 office will take place at 4 p.m. .m at the same location. “This was a difficult round of negotiations and I am very proud of the ability of our negotiating committees to secure these preliminary agreements,” said Jerry Dias, National President of Unifor, who began his career at the plant and was active in the negotiations. In 2013, Toromont Lab Technicians applied for the right to organize their employment, it took seven months for the employer to meet. On April 21, 2014, nine new members ratified their first agreement. It didn`t take long to realize that CAT wasn`t happy to have another unionized job under his belt. We were able to increase our number, to offer the best finish, but after Toromont took over Hewitt, which had a larger non-union laboratory, they closed the laboratory on April 9, 2019 and transferred the plant to Quebec City. On November 17, 2018, Bombardier announced the sale of the Q400 aircraft program facilities, including aftermarket Operations, to a wholly-located subsidiary of Longview Aviation Capital Corp.
for approximately $300 million. According to some reports, the sales contract includes all assets and intellectual property, as well as type certificates related to Dash 8 series 100, 200 and 300, as well as Q400 operations at Downsview. The announcement came as a total shock to Unifor and is a betrayal of our 673 members. During the 2018 contract negotiations, Bombardier announced that they were selling the Q400s and Downsview countries, all of which were on board the national departments; Research, law and communication have supported our campaign to stop the sale of Downsview Lands and the sale of the Q400. A big victory when Bombardier announced that they felt unifor obliged not to sell the Q400, in exchange unifor would stop the campaign against the sale of downsview Lands “We believe that the strength and long-term potential of the Toronto site rests with our employees – an experienced, dedicated and qualified staff. From the beginning of the negotiations, we worked hard to reach a mutual agreement with our Toronto-based employees for a long-term and fair renewal. The agreements we have reached are good for our employees and for the future of Ontario`s aerospace industry,” said Graham Kelly, Vice President, Global Operations and Toronto Site. If you have old photos or stories that you would like to share, please contact our local unio office at firstname.lastname@example.org and we are happy to receive them. TORONTO – Two Unifor residents, who represent employees at Bombardier Aerospace`s Downsview plant, have reached preliminary agreements. Both agreements are expected to be ratified on Sunday.
The two premises then entered into collective bargaining with Bombardier. We knew that the property was being sold and that Bombardier was planning to relocate the global aircraft family to a plant to be built at Pearson Airport, and that they had no intention of building the Q400 on that site.