THUNDER BAY – “Bombardier Transportation is deeply disappointed that members of Unifor Local 1075 have made the decision to strike,” states Stephanie Ash, a spokesperson for the company. “Throughout the negotiation process, Bombardier Transportation has remained committed to reaching an agreement that is fair and reasonable”.
Over the weekend, the company left the bargaining table with Unifor.
“We believe that Bombardier Transportation has offered Unifor employees a good contract proposal; one that provides for well-paid jobs,” continued Ash in an interview with NNL. “Should the Union choose to return to the negotiation table, Bombardier is open to further discussions”.
“At this time, Bombardier Transportation is focused on minimizing the potential impact of the labour disruption for our customers. Bombardier Transportation will take every measure necessary to ensure that we deliver on our commitments to our customers and partners,” concludes Ash.
Workers are on the picket line outside the Thunder Bay manufacturing facility on Montreal Street in the city.