THUNDER BAY – Striking Bombardier workers from Thunder Bay are set to address today’s TTC board meeting to urge the commission not to accept vehicles assembled by replacement workers.
“We take great pride in our work. It is our attention to detail that ensures that every bolt and weld is perfect which, in turn, enhances the safety of the vehicle for the operators and more than 500 million customers journeys each year,” said Dominic Pasqualino, president of Unifor local 1075 in advance of the meeting.
“The pride we take in our work is also what ensures the smooth and reliable ride you promise to your riders as part of the fleet modernization,” added Pasqualino.
More than 900 workers at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay facility, members of Unifor local 1075, have been on strike since July 14. They are striking to protect pensions and retiree benefits as well as good jobs that were created here in Ontario by public investment in transit projects.
The workers are responsible for building the Toronto Rocket subway cars, bi-level coaches for GO Transit, as well as the new TTC streetcars that are scheduled to be released on August 31.