Bombardier’s Toronto-based workers reject plan to build plane parts offshore
A Bombardier plan to move manufacturing of cockpits and wings for its Q400 turboprop plane to a lower cost supplier in China or Mexico was rejected by its Toronto workers despite backing from union leaders, a union representative said on Wednesday.
Union leaders at the Toronto manufacturing facility had supported a deal to offer retirement packages to 200 workers whose positions would be cut, enabling Bombardier to shift the work offshore. Workers rejected the plan on Saturday, said Merv Gray, a union plant chair. | READ MORE