Bombardier workers to stage walk-out in Toronto Wednesday over Boeing dispute
Rally meant to give workers a voice during ongoing dispute between the 2 companies, Unifor says
The union representing Bombardier's production workers says employees at the company's aerospace plant in Toronto will walk out Wednesday — a move meant to pressure Boeing to drop a trade complaint against Bombardier.
Unifor national president Jerry Dias said in a statement that the rally is intended to give workers a voice during the ongoing dispute between the two companies.
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He said Bombardier workers "are well aware that Boeing has no case, and that workers will end up paying the price as corporations fight this out."
Boeing has filed a trade complaint accusing Bombardier of selling its C-Series passenger jets to a U.S. airline at an unfairly low price with help from government subsidies.
The U.S. International Trade Commission will release the preliminary results of its investigation next week, and a finding
against Bombardier could result in fines or tariffs.
Last week, Dias and Boeing officials met in Washington, D.C., where Dias encouraged Boeing to drop the complaint and seek a resolution with Bombardier.