THUNDER BAY, ON, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - After more than eight weeks on
strike, Unifor Local 1075 has reached an agreement that will be
presented for ratification Friday, Sept 12 at 8:30 am.
"These workers have stood up for good jobs in their community. Our fight
against the employer's concessions has shown the resolve of the
membership to fight for fairness," said Dominic Pasqualino Local 1075
Details of the new collective agreement will be presented to the
membership for ratification, with a full discussion and debate to be
held at that time.
The 900 members of Unifor Local 1075 have been on strike since July 14,
and last month rejected a "last offer" from the company by 80 per cent
in vote ordered by the Ontario Ministry of Labour after an application
The workers at Bombardier build the new subway and streetcars for the
Toronto Transit Commission, as well as cars for the GO train commuter
train service. The plant got the TTC contract under a Buy Ontario
policy that the union helped secure.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing
more than 305,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when
the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and
Paperworkers union merged.
For further information:
Please contact Unifor Communications Director Sarah Blackstock at Sarah.Blackstock@Unifor.org or (cell) 416-949-1072, or Unifor Communications National Representative Stuart Laidlaw at Stuart.Laidlaw@Unifor.org or (cell) 647-385-4054.