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Striking workers at Thunder Bay Bombardier plant reach contract deal

The tentative deal will be presented for ratification on Sept. 12.


THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The union representing hundreds of striking workers at the Bombardier light rail plant in Thunder Bay, Ont., says it has reached tentative agreement with the company on a new contract.

Unifor says the tentative deal will be presented for ratification on Sept. 12, potentially bringing an end to a strike that began on July 14.

Details of the new collective agreement were not immediately available.

The 900 members of Unifor Local 1075 rejected last month a “last offer” from the company by 80% in vote ordered by the Ontario Ministry of Labour after an application from Bombardier, the union said.

Workers at the Bombardier factory build the new subway and streetcars for the Toronto Transit Commission, as well as cars for the GO train commuter train service.

The plant won the TTC contract under a Buy Ontario policy that the union helped secure.

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