Bombardier Workers Walk Off the Job


BombardierTHUNDER BAY – The Canadian Autoworkers (CAW) are on strike at the Bombardier facility in Thunder Bay. The workers walked off the job at 4PM today, after a breakdown in negotiations. Negotiations fell apart over demands for cuts to the pension plan, particularly for new workers.

Talks have been ongoing since April and the approximately 700 workers represented by CAW Local 1075 have been without a new contract since the agreement expired on May 31. The Bombardier Thunder Bay facility manufactures bi-level rail cars, street cars and subway cars.

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath, who is in Thunder Bay today, stopped by to support the strikers.