Unifor has a strong presence in this important Canadian manufacturing industry. The union represents nearly 10,200 members currently employed in major aircraft assembly facilities as well as a range of smaller component and specialized firms.

Aerospace Sector profile

Course correcting Canada’s troubled aerospace sector

Originally published in The Hill Times on November 28, 2022.

By Lana Payne

Canada’s aerospace sector is in a slow burning crisis. Workers have, out of frustration, issued many calls for proactive measures to help the industry.

Recently, the federal government gave strong signals to Unifor that more support for the industry is on its way. Recognition of the long-standing challenges faced by workers in the sector are indeed much-needed, and support is needed urgently.

Halifax aerospace workers forced by IMP to relocate across the country

The clock is ticking for 10 Halifax workers at IMP Aerospace and Defence before the Halifax company forces them to temporarily relocate to British Columbia.

Unifor Local 2215 heard from concerned members on October 25 when management from IMP called for 10 volunteers to work at its sister company Cascade in Abbotsford, B.C. and when no one stepped forward, the company chose workers with the lowest seniority to board flights leaving Sunday, November 7, 2021.