CAW, Bombardier Continue Talks To Avoid Strike

TORONTO -- Bombardier Inc. and the Canadian Auto Workers union continue to negotiate in an attempt to reach a new labor contract and avoid a strike at the Downsview airplane plant in Toronto.

The CAW had warned that its 2,750 members at the plant would walk out if a deal wasn't reached by 10 a.m. ET but the two sides were still negotiating at midday with no new deadline.

The CAW's Shannon Devine says negotiators worked through the night and into early this morning but were still trying to resolve some issues. She declined to give specifics.

The former De Havilland plant assembles the Q400 turboprop planes used by airlines around the world and the Global family of business jets.

It also makes wings for two models of Learjet business jets that are assembled in Wichita, Kan.

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