Unifor Bell Canada Collective Agreement

The new collective agreement provides wage increases, protection against job erosion and outsourcing, and adds more than 600 jobs to the bargaining unit. Over the past 10 years, office workers have experienced a concerted downsizing strategy that has eliminated more than half of the jobs in the bargaining unit. Unifor members have also had access to paid leave for domestic violence, and 10 lawyers for women union members trained to support and support victims of sexual and gender-based violence are being created. For interviews in French, please contact Unifor Québec Communications Manager Marie-Andrée L`Heureux at marie-andree.lheureux@unifor.org or 514-916-7373 (cell). The new agreement is the first contract for approximately 300 Bell ExpressVu LP members who successfully arranged their jobs in 2016 to join Unifor. «This collective agreement demonstrates the kind of profits that can be achieved if workers come together and mobilize to defend good union jobs,» said Renaud Gagné, Director of Unifor Quebec. «Thanks to the solidarity and activism of the members and the work of the union`s bargaining committee, any improvement has been hard-won and deserved.» «This round of negotiations has been monumental. Workers in Ontario and Quebec have come together to demand that their good unionized jobs stay at Bell Canada with Bell Canada,» said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. Mental health in the workplace was also a central theme raised during the negotiations, and the union was a success in negotiating with Bell Canada for a submission recognizing the importance of ensuring an employment culture that promotes and improves the mental health of all employees. . . .