The union representing workers at Bombardier's de Havilland plant in Downsview, Ontario, may agree to outsource certain jobs as long as it does not include layoffs at the factory.

The president of the Canadian Auto Workers' (CAW) union, which represents about 1,900 workers at de Havilland, says it is against outsourcing under most circumstances, but may allow it in difficult situations.

The CAW is meeting Bombardier to discuss ways to save jobs after the company threatened to transfer Global Express work to Montrealunless the union agrees tofind cost cuts and improve productivity (Flight International, 11-17 March)

Source: Flight International