Bombardier, Union Agree Collective Bargaining Deal
Bombardier and the Unifor union representing production and office staff have agreed a collective bargaining deal for employees at its Toronto site.
The agreement between the company and Unifor covers around 2,100 people including back office staff and production workers that assemble the Q400 regional airliner and Bombardier’s Global range of business jets.
“From the start of negotiations, we worked hard to reach a mutual agreement with our Toronto-based employees for a long-term and equitable renewal,” Bombardier VP Graham Kelly said.
“The agreements we have reached are good for our employees as well as the future of aerospace manufacturing in Ontario.”
Unifor said workers “identified job security as their key priority for this round of bargaining. By strengthening job commitment language, this contract will provide members with greater job security for the future.”
The union said the three-year contracts include an annual wage increase. In the first year the increase is 0.5 percent, with 0.75 percent in the second year and one percent in the third year. The contracts also include pension increases and benefit enhancements.