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April 9, 2020 - by Sylvain Larocque for journaldemontreal.com
Even if Quebec is on "break" until May 4, all employees of the engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) in Longueuil and Mirabel will resume work from Saturday.
However, the Raytheon Technologies subsidiary manufactures engines that propel business jets and airliners (propeller aircraft and Airbus A220).
"We motorize planes that transport drugs, food, medical supplies, and helicopters that carry out emergency evacuation. We also have a military part, "says Daniel Guy, president of the P&WC unit of the Unifor union.
"To say that one piece is essential and another is not, it gets complicated, but I would say that there is a big part that is really essential," he adds.
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