Bombardier Learjet Employees Reject Contract Offer

Bombardier Learjet today announced that following an official vote on Saturday, October 6, 2012, Wichita employees belonging to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) union have rejected a proposed labour agreement and have voted in favour of a work disruption.

Bombardier Learjet put forward a fair and reasonable contract renewal offer to its unionized employees. While the company is disappointed that the offer was rejected with a vote in favour of a strike, the negotiations team is available to continue negotiations and is hopeful that the Union representing Bombardier Learjet employees will soon return to the bargaining table and, by working together, the two parties can resolve all outstanding issues.

A contingency plan at the Wichita site has been implemented and Bombardier Learjet is working towards minimizing disruption to the production line, its customers and the community.

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