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Meeting of Quebec Aerospace Industry Key players with Minister Fitzgibbon – One more step in the right direction
Montreal, February 22 – Significant progress has been made in helping to relocate workers who will be affected by the abolition of 2500 positions announced by Bombardier last November.
At the November 12 meeting, the machinists ‘ union had suggested to deploy ways to facilitate reclassification and provide training tools for workers who were laid off by Bombardier so they could be relocated as Quickly as possible. We had also proposed to use this crisis to improve reclassification and continuing education services with the assistance of trade unions and all aerospace players. “With this morning’s meeting, we now realize that the work is being done and we are in a good position to minimize the impact of the 2 500 jobs that will be abolished at Bombardier,” says the Quebec coordinator of the Machinists Union, David Chartrand.
On investment Announcements
Innovation capacity and cooperation within an aerospace ecosystem are essential to ensure its dynamism and growth. The projects presented today are likely to bring benefits to Quebec in particular to secure and create jobs.
On February 4, we launched a report calling on the federal government to work jointly with the provinces to implement a Canada-wide aerospace strategy. We are pleased to see that the government of Quebec is adding its voice to our own, to demand the same level of commitment on the part of Ottawa.
The actors are mobilized and motivated to move forward which is excellent. Up to now, the actions of Minister Fitzgibbon have shown that he is listening, open to cooperation and able to be pragmatic. We must recognize that the CAQ government has been proactive for the aerospace industry so far. Now the federal government must also contribute and get involved, Concludes David Chartrand.
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