Bell it’s time!
Unifor Local 7 represents 735 members who work at BellMTS in clerical roles. BellMTS Inc. (formerly Manitoba Telecom Services) is a Bell Canada subsidiary that used to be a provincial crown corporation, owned and run by the people of Manitoba.
Since privatization in the late 90s, then a purchase by Bell Canada in 2015, workers at BellMTS have seen the company move through a dramatic transformation. After Bell’s purchase, members at BellMTS have witnessed a sharp decline in the number of unionized jobs in Manitoba.
Jobs have been contracted out to call centers outside the province including to Ontario and India.
In this round of bargaining, Unifor Local 7 members are saying that enough is enough. Bell, it’s time to stop the contracting out, and finally ensure Manitoba workers have job security.