Bombardier to lay off half the 1,100 workers at Thunder Bay, Ont. railway plant : Bombardier to cut 550 jobs in Ontario
Bombardier Inc. is laying off half of the 1,100 workers at its Thunder Bay, Ont., railway car plant, according to a federal government source.
Two major contracts in Ontario - for the Toronto Transit Commission streetcars and Metrolinx GO Transit rail cars - are slated to halt by the end of the year.
Local union president Dominic Pasqualino said he fears more job losses are on the horizon beyond the initial 550 as the contracts wind down.
"This business is cyclical. Things go u...