Unifor Local 114 members on strike at Cascade Aerospace plan to leaflet the Abbotsford International Air show in early August if the employer doesn’t drop demands for inferior benefits for young workers.
“We refuse to back down to Cascade’s demands for cuts to the benefits of the next generation of aircraft maintenance workers,” said Nate Shier, plant chairperson of Unifor Local 114.
On legal strike since June 4, Unifor 114 workers have been examining ways of increasing the pressure on Cascade’s Halifax-based owner, IMP Group.
The Abbotsford International Airshow is a well-established showcase of Canada’s aerospace sector. Local 114 activists plan to distribute handbills demanding support from provincial politicians Mike DeJong and Darryl Plecas as well as Member of Parliament Ed Fast.
On July 21, more than 50 Unifor members rallied at Abbotsford city hall demanding that Mayor Bruce Banman stand up for good jobs in his city.