Unifor to meet with Boeing on Bombardier dispute

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Unifor National President Jerry Dias is meeting this afternoon with Boeing officials to discuss its trade complaint involving Bombardier’s C Series planes.

“The workers are caught in the crossfire as this ongoing dispute continues to put thousands of jobs at risk,” said Dias. “I’m here to meet with Boeing to encourage the company to drop its case and seek a resolution with Bombardier.”

Bombardier is one of Canada’s largest employers with more than 24,000 workers across Canada, with an estimated 40,000 spin-off jobs at its suppliers. Boeing has filed a petition with the US International Trade Commission and the US Department of Commerce alleging that Bombardier is unfairly subsidized by the Canadian and Quebec governments, a claim that Bombardier fiercely denies.