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About 1350 workers at Bombardiers new business jet factory in Toronto are on strike and production of backlogged long-range Global series aircraft has halted. The company and Unifor, the union representing the workers, failed to reach an agreement by Sunday’s strike deadline and the workers hit the bricks. Negotiations are continuing and both sides seem to think an agreement is close.

“The union’s bargaining committee members are working towards an agreement and both parties remain committed to continuing the bargaining process,” Unifor said in a statement. Bombardier echoed the sentiment saying both sides are working to “swiftly reach a mutually beneficial agreement.” Neither side discussed the hang-ups in the talks. The company recently moved to a 770,000 square foot factory at Toronto Pearson International Airport after selling off most of its other assets to concentrate on big business jets.

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