Bombardier workers unite with company management in support of “battle” against U.S. based aerospace giant Boeing Co.

The “battle” between Canadian aerospace company Bombardier and U.S. giant Boeing Co. has united the unionized workers and management at Bombardier in a rally. In a rare show of solidarity, union workers and managers at Bombardier to bring “awareness to the fight” between Aerospace companies that also have the governments of Canada and the U.S. at odds.

 

Bombardier C Series
The Bombardier C Series. Boeing claims Bombardier was unfairly subsidized because the Quebec government invested in the CSeries business. This has raised the possibility of “retaliation” in the form of a review of Canada’s purchase of Boeing Super Hornets. Boeing has indicated it will not back down on its complaint despite the loss of business.

 

Boeing’s position is that Bombardier is selling CSeries passenger jets at an unfair, low price, only possible due to subsidies from Canadian and provincial governments. Next week, U.S. Department of Commerce will decide on “preliminary duties” against Bombardier’s CSeries planes.

Bombardier says that Boeing acknowledged it did not compete for the Delta competition, making it hard to understand what their complaint is.Regardless, on Oct 5, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will make its determination regarding “injuries” in its “preliminary anti-dumping determination.”

Industry analysts expect duties will be imposed

Despite complaints from the Canadian government and Bombardier, analysts expect preliminary duties will be imposed. Meanwhile, the Canadian government is putting pressure on Boeing by threatening to cancel its plans to buy eighteen Boeing Super Hornets. Boeing indicated at a board meeting that it will not cancel the complaint despite the loss of business from Canada.

Did you miss this?

Other Popular Stories

  • Provinces of Alberta and B.C. cashing in on drilling rights; surpasses 2016 as commodities strengthen
  • Bombardier CS100 certified by Transport Canada
  • Economy outperforms in January; manufacturing leads broad-based growth
  • Canada's auto sales soar; Toyota passes 100K mark for hybrids
  • Wind energy group says PC bill is misguided
  • Scientists Work to Grow, Create, Imitate Organs and Tissue
  • Solar energy a good investment, claims World Economic Forum
  • Government wants to know what chemicals are used in fracking
  • Chinese market for water pumps expected to triple by 2017
  • Latest Update on KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack): the flaw in WPA2 protocal for WIFI systems
  • Global car sales will set record this year: Scotiabank
  • Labour groups welcome interim report on precarious workers in Ontario
  • Engineers being heroes: helping bring much-needed water to some of the 1.8 billion people who desperately need it
  • Pilot project will use algae to recycle industrial CO2 emissions
  • Manufacturing takes a hit as water heater plant closes in Fergus
  • TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline clears last hurdle in $10 billion project as Nebraska approves 3 to 2
  • Manufacturing sector rebounded in February: Statistics Canada
  • $2 Billion expansion of Nova gas pipeline planned by TransCanada Corp to increase pipeline capacity
  • Alberta to allow increased production of 25,000 barrels of oil per day in April; eases mandatory production cuts
  • Skilled labour shortage in world oil industry: report
Scroll to Top