TORONTO, June 23 /CNW/ - The CAW has reached a tentative agreement with
Bombardier Aerospace covering the nearly 3,000 workers at the company's
"This was a tough round of negotiations, but we were able to reach a good
collective agreement that will both make improvements and protect our members'
historic gains," said CAW President Ken Lewenza.
"We were under a lot of pressure to make concessions, but were able to
resist these demands, recognizing that they would have ultimately been
damaging to the past and current workers," said Merv Gray, CAW Local 112
Bombardier plant chairperson. "We're happy with the agreement we negotiated on
behalf of our members, especially in light of the current economic
"We're pleased that we were able to preserve retiree benefits, which were
under threat in this round of negotiations, as well as making a number of
other improvements for our current members," said Gus Goncalves, CAW Local 673
office unit chair person.
The ratification meeting will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2009 in the
morning and the results will be released later that day on CNW (Canada News
For further information:
For further information: CAW Communications, Shannon Devine (cell):
(416) 302-1699 or Angelo DiCaro (cell) (416) 606-6311