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Unifor will hold a rally and news conference at the picket line at De Havilland’s Toronto Downsview plant on Tuesday, August 24, where workers are on strike to stop De Havilland from moving Dash 8 aircraft production to another facility.

The union says the planned move puts 700 jobs at risk. 

"Our union cannot and will not stand idly by as the future of hundreds of highly-skilled workers' jobs are in jeopardy, threatening the aviation sector's post-COVID economic recovery," said Unifor national president Jerry Dias.

Workers have been on strike at De Havilland since July 27, 2021 over the future location of the De Havilland Dash 8 program. Unifor says the absence of a settlement leaves 700 advanced manufacturing jobs at risk with the current Downsview plant scheduled to close at the end of 2021.

The news conference will be held at 10 a.m. on the 24th.

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