Striking Bombardier workers reject contract offer
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, November 22, 2012 9:09AM EST
MONTREAL -- Striking workers at a Bombardier Inc. factory in Quebec have voted to reject a tentative contract with the Montreal-based company.
About 90 per cent of the votes cast at a special meeting of the workers at the rail-equipment plant northeast of Quebec City were against the deal.
The vote was held late Wednesday and the results were published by their union, an affiliate of the Confederation of National Trade Unions.
Subcontracting, pension and salaries have been the key issues.
The strike affecting 330 unionized Bombardier workers in La Pocatiere is the first at the plant in 30 years.
The workers have been without a contract since Sept. 30, 2011.