Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Frustrated Bombardier Montreal Office Workers Trying to Form Union: Machinists

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Frustrated Bombardier Montreal Office Workers Trying to Form Union: Machinists

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Bombardier facing union drive in Montreal

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MONTREAL - Bombardier Aerospace office workers and a major international union are working to organize three plants in the Montreal area that make commercial and business jets.

A spokesman for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers says it was approached by employees who are frustrated by cuts to benefits, outsourcing to low-cost countries, increased work loads and lack of job security.

The Machinists union currently represents 4,500 shop floor workers at the plants and is aiming to sign about 2,000 more employees who do office work.

Union representative Dave Chartrand says the Bombardier workers are fed up about lacking a voice as the company has shed jobs in an effort to improve its financial health.

Chartrand says workers were angered by this week's news that compensation for Bombardier's five top executives and executive board chairman went up by nearly 50 per cent last year. …

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