Stay in touch! Subscribe to UniLINK, Unifor`s national newsletter, for union updates and calls to action. E-Mailfirstname.lastname@example.org with feedback on how the union can communicate during negotiations. The new agreement is the first contract for about 300 Bell ExpressVu LP members who successfully organized their jobs in 2016 to join Unifor. Negotiations began on October 3, 2017 with an agreement on January 24, 2018. MEPs voted in favour of the agreement by 73%. Bell clerical workers are represented in Quebec by Unifor Locals 6000, 6001, 6002 and 6003, and in Ontario by Unifor Locals 6004, 6005, 6006, 6007, 6008 and 37. All Aboriginal people were represented in the round of negotiations. For more information, see unifor.org/itstime. The new collective agreement provides for wage increases, protection from erosion and outsourcing, and adds more than 600 jobs to the collective agreement unit. Over the past decade, employees have witnessed a concerted strategy to reduce staffing levels, resulting in the loss of more than half of the jobs in the collective agreement unit. Unifor members have also had access to paid leave for domestic violence, and 10 female lawyers, union members trained to help and assist people facing sexual and gender-based violence, are being created. “This collective agreement shows the kind of profits that can be earned if workers come together and mobilize to defend good union jobs,” said Renaud, the director of Unifor Québec. “Thanks to the solidarity and activism of the members and the work of the union`s bargaining committee, any improvement has been hard earned and deserved.” Your negotiating committee has negotiated a preliminary agreement that increases wages and improves job security.
Your negotiating committee unanimously recommends the interim agreement and urges you to vote in favour of the adoption recommendation. This was the first round of negotiations between the thought workers represented by the union and Bell Canada since Unifor was established in 2013. The interim agreement is recommended by the negotiating team for adoption. With an interim agreement between the union and the employer, Unifor members now have the opportunity to vote on the terms of the contract. Members` assemblies and ratification votes are scheduled in the coming weeks. “When we started these negotiations, the employer made proposals that further exacerbated the experience of employees in the workplace. Thanks to the strength of the mobilizations of members and a unified Unifor negotiating team, a fair agreement has been reached to defend thousands of unionized jobs at Bell Canada,” said Renaud Gagne, Director of Unifor Quebec. TORONTO – Unifor members working in the Clerical Bell Canada division have ratified a four-year collective agreement that improves working conditions and job security for nearly 5,000 workers.
Your negotiating committee, with the full support of the negotiating group, began negotiations on the bell clerical agreement on October 3 in Toronto.