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Bell, it’s time! Bell Clerical Bargaining.

#Bellitstime to stop the erosion of good jobs and give workers their fair share.

Bell clerical workers built the country’s largest telecommunications company, and behind the scenes, keep Bell customers connected. You work hard and you deserve job security and fair wages.

However, over the last 2 decades clerical workers have experienced a concerted strategy to cut the workforce, eliminating thousands of unionized jobs in the process.

Enough is enough.

It’s time for Bell top negotiate a fair contract that protects workers.

Here are three ways you can support the Bell Clerical bargaining, and protect good jobs.

  1. Come to the solidarity rally in Mississauga, Ontario to mark the first day of bargaining.
  2. Share this video and show your friends that you support Unifor members who are fighting back against outsourcing and job erosion.
  3. Tweet at @Bell. Tell them that, #Bellitstime to stop eroding good jobs and to give workers their fair share.

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Bargaining Bulletin #7

12/4/2017 -

Bargaining Bulletin #7 in PDF

Your Bargaining Committee met with the employer last week, and performance management again has been at the heart of our negotiations. There has been a public outcry from all levels of the union about the unfairness of the Bell performance management system and objectives. Your Bargaining Committee made it clear to the employer that status quo was not an option. We’ve had in-depth discussions about solutions, and we are satisfied to report your Unifor bargaining team has made good progress on this issue.

We continue to resolve some non-monetary issues, and to have discussions on a number of items including scheduling, and selection of candidates in job postings.

Negotiations are now moving into monetary items, and our next bargaining session is scheduled for the week of December 11th.

We will be negotiating about job erosion and wages the week of December 18th in Toronto, when the Bargaining Committee will be joined by the Bargaining Caucus to send a strong message to Bell about the fundamental importance of these key priorities to our membership, and to our whole union.

Just a reminder that although the Collective Agreement technically expired on November 30, 2017, the current terms and conditions continue during the bargaining process.

Stay tuned for more information on how you can participate in our upcoming mobilization activities during this crucial time of bargaining. Your support is important, and really appreciated by the committee!

To see photos of Bell It’s Time actions and workplace meetings please visit Unifor’s social media account. Go to Facebook.com/UniforCanada/photos. If you have a photo that is not shown in this album please send it in. Email your photos, including selfies, to bellclerical@unifor.org

Together, we will always be stronger!

Bargaining Bulletin #6

11/8/2017 -

Bargaining Bulletin #6 in PDF

Your bargaining committee met with the employer last week. During these discussions, the union made an extensive presentation about how performance objectives are assessed, and the need for change to a fairer system, with less stress at work.

We continue to resolve some non-monetary issues. Our next bargaining session is scheduled for the week of November 20th.

The bargaining committee wants to thank you all for your great participation in our coordinated actions last week. On Tuesday, Halloween flyers were distributed to members and circulated on social media by members, locals and even the National President. This message created a wave of support for the bargaining committee and for our demand to stop job erosion.

On Thursday’s “Wear Red” day there was another massive mobilization across Ontario and Quebec, and it was an amazing success as well. All Bell Clerical locals participated in the workplace action and it was great to see so many members wearing red to say, “Bell It’s Time!”

To see photos of these actions and workplace meetings this week please visit Unifor’s social media account. Go to Facebook.com/UniforCanada/photos. If you have a photo that is not shown in this email please send it in. Email your photos, including selfies, to bellclerical@unifor.org

The bargaining committee really felt the support from all of you last week. These actions also show the employer the strength and unity of the membership. Let’s keep it up and continue to stand in solidarity to fight for a fair contract.

Together, we will always be stronger!

Bargaining Bulletin #5

10/31/2017 -

UPDATE FROM THE COMMITTEE

Bargaining Bulletin #5 in PDF

As is typical in negotiations, the union and the employer negotiate ‘non-monetary’ issues first. This means that currently the parties are discussing demands that do not have a direct, financial cost for Bell. Later on in negotiations, your bargaining team will move to discuss ‘monetary’ items which include our key demands to stop job erosion and raise wages. To read the highlights of the Union’s non-monetary demands click here

Bargaining Bulletin #4

10/17/2017 -

UPDATE FROM THE COMMITTEE

Bargaining Bulletin #4 in PDF


Sisters and Brothers,

Your Bargaining Committee met with the employer October 10-13th in Montreal. The parties have agreed on some issues, and the Bargaining Committee continues to press hard on our bargaining agenda. The next bargaining meetings are scheduled for October 23-27th in Montreal.
 

Bargaining Bulletin #3

10/11/2017 -

Bargaining Bulletin #3 in PDF click here

Your Bargaining Committee, together with the full support of the Bargaining Caucus, opened negotiations for the Bell Clerical agreement October 3rd in Toronto. National President Jerry Dias set the tone of the negotiations by demanding an end to the erosion of good jobs. Quebec Director Renaud Gagné and Ontario Regional Director Naureen Rizvi spoke with force and conviction about the impact of job losses on the membership, and the commitment of Unifor to a fair deal for the Bell Clerical members.

Bell Clerical Bargaining Opens with Actions across Ontario and Quebec

10/4/2017 -

Unifor members at the Bell Canada clerical unit handed out leaflets in both provinces and held a solidarity rally to mark the first day of negotiations on Tuesday, October 3.

To read the complete article click here.