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Canada Protest against Boeing planned for Wednesday in Montreal

22:43  12 september  2017
22:43  12 september  2017 Source:   ottawacitizen.com

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Aerospace workers will hold a rally outside the U.S. consulate in Montreal to protest Boeing ’s decision to file a trade complaint against Bombardier. Boeing alleges that the Canadian and Quebec governments heavily subsidize Bombardier

Around 400 people are expected to show up at Place des Festivals this Wednesday to protest the “increasing” use of English in Montreal . Protestors will be given lights to place in the Place des Festivals to create a large “101” that will be photographed from above.

Aerospace workers will hold a rally outside the U.S. consulate in Montreal to protest Boeing’s decision to file a trade complaint against Bombardier.

Boeing alleges that the Canadian and Quebec governments heavily subsidize Bombardier, allowing it to sell its C-Series civilian aircraft in the U.S. at below market prices. Bombardier sold the aircraft to Delta Airlines. Boeing convinced the U.S. Commerce Department and International Trade Commission to launch an investigation into Bombardier.

In response, Canada broke off talks with Boeing on a proposed purchase of 18 Super Hornets for the RCAF.

“The International Association of Machinists (IAM) helped build the infrastructure of the Quebec Aerospace industry, we built it and we will protect it,” IAM Quebec Coordinator Dave Chartrand said in a statement.

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“Boeing’s arguments are hollow,” added Chartrand. “Boeing did not even bid on the Delta contract and the C-Series poses no threat to Boeing’s 737 because it’s not in the same size class.”

The IAM is the largest union in Canadian aerospace with more than 6,000 members employed by Bombardier at plants in Montreal and surrounding area. The IAM is also the largest union at Boeing.

 “Let’s make this very clear, this is a court battle between two corporations,” added IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “Our members will be out there to protect their jobs and defend the aerospace industry in Canada. In the context of the NAFTA talks underway, we must protect this industry and the livelihood of our members in Montréal and across the country.” 

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 Marc Allen, Boeing’s president of international business, said the company took its action to ensure a level playing field in the industry. He said Boeing believes that global trade only works if everyone plays by the same rules. That wasn’t the case for Bombardier, he added.

Boeing argues that the Super Hornet deal should not be connected to a commercial trade dispute.

Meanwhile, UK Prime Minister Theresa May asked U.S. President Donald Trump to intervene in the dispute. May made the request Sept. 5 in a phone conversation with Trump. May is concerned about the impact on jobs at Bombardier’s plant in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

“Our priority is to encourage Boeing to drop its case and seek a negotiated settlement with Bombardier,” the U.K. Department for Business said in statement. “This is a commercial matter but the U.K. government is working tirelessly to safeguard Bombardier’s operations and its highly skilled workers in Belfast.”

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