The National approached the Local in December 2018 to take over a newly organized roster from the Toronto Skating, Curling and Cricket Club. These workers organized for many reasons, respect, fair treatment, low wages, from maintenance, food and drink to kitchen staff, these workers followed Unifor to represent them. Education and training was our first initial to help workers, we entered into negotiations 5 months after certification, it was difficult to get adequate information from the employer. The employer assigned both lawyers and human resources advisors to assist with the negotiation, which did not intimidate our leaders, since we negotiate on a daily basis and have the resources to best represent our members. At the time of publication of this article, we are in our 8th month of negotiations. Long hours only make us stronger, no matter what Unifor needs is ready to achieve. Fairness and respect are our main objective in these negotiations and respect is respected in wages. The employer still doesn`t cry for money, but he holds back until negotiating with Unifor before raising his own wages. We are in this fight with everything we have. Every member deserves respect and we are here to make sure we have the tools to improve their lives.

As we approach a year without a collective agreement, the employer is backing down and we are ready to do so. On January 18, 2020, we ratified our first agreement. We stand up for the fairness and dignity of our members, we will continue to fight for our respect in the workplace, and now we have the tools to support all members. TORONTO, 24 years old. June, Deputy, June 2018 /CNW/ – Members of two Unifor residents working at Bombardier Aerospace in Downsview have ratified collective agreements that strengthen their pensions and job security. Details of the two collective agreements will not be published until after they have been ratified. The ratification meeting of Local 673 will take place at 13:30.m. Sunday, June 24, at the Avani Event Centre, 8400 Jane St in Concord. The ratification meeting 112 will take place at 16:00.m at the same place.

On November 8, 2018, Bombardier announced the sale of the Q400 aircraft program facilities, including aftermarket operations, to a 100% subsidiary of Longview Aviation Capital Corp for approximately $US 300 million. According to some reports, the sales agreement includes all assets and intellectual property rights and type certificates related to the Dash 8 Series 100, 200 and 300 and Downsview`s Q400 program companies. . . .