Striking Bombardier workers in Thunder Bay say they are proud to be building the next generation of TTC subway and streetcars, but also want to protect the next generation of workers.
“Amongst numerous other monetary concessions Bombardier wants us to accept a deal that would mean when young workers at Bombardier finally get to retire, their old age would lack the security and dignity they deserve,” said Unifor Local 1075 President Dominic Pasqualino. “We know the company can afford better.”
“As a father and a member of this community, I have a responsibility to stand up for young workers. I am so proud to be part of this Local,” stressed Pasqualino.
Under the former CAW, a successful “Made in Ontario” campaign led to Bombardier winning a significant contract to build the next generation of TTC cars.
“Big projects that use public dollars, like building a new fleet for the TTC, should result in jobs in Ontario,” said Unifor President Jerry Dias. “And those jobs should be good ones that help build a brighter future for our communities and our province.”
No talks are currently scheduled. With new streetcars scheduled to hit Toronto roads at the end of the summer, it is expected there will be increased pressure from Toronto to resolve this strike.