Unifor has launched a new online petition in support of members at Bombardier’s Downsview facility in north Toronto.
The site employs more than 2,100 Unifor members represented by locals 112 and 673 in the production, office, and technical divisions along with a number of other direct and indirect jobs.
“Preserving Bombardier’s presence at Downsview is critical to the future of good jobs in the aerospace sector, for our members and for many other workers in the area,” said Scott McIlmoyle, local 112 president.
Bombardier Corporation has recently come out announcing that it is seeking to sell off the Downsview site. Media reports have also emerged that the company plans to sell off the Q400 aircraft.
“Unifor is absolutely opposed to the sale of the Downsview property as it will result in the loss of good jobs - now and in the future,” said Maryellen McIlmoyle, local 673 president.
All levels of government have invested significantly in creating an aerospace hub here, with Bombardier at the center. Unifor is fighting any potential relocation every step of the way.
Please take a moment to sign a letter to federal, provincial, and municipal elected officials, calling on each level of government to refrain from taking any action that could ease the sale of Bombardier owned and occupied land at Downsview. Send a letter here.