We wish you a Happy New Year and hope you have enjoyed some time with your friends and family.
As the Bargaining Committee met with Bell in Toronto during the week of December 18, you showed great solidarity and strength.
On December 19th the full Bargaining Caucus, with representatives from locals across Ontario and Quebec, and National President Jerry Dias, Québec Director Renaud Gagné and Ontario Regional Director Naureen Rizvi joined the Bargaining Committee for negotiations on our key issues of job erosion and wages. Bell was told in no uncertain terms that Unifor members are demanding stronger job protection in this round of negotiations.
These clear voices in our negotiation sessions were amplified by each of you wearing red at work, by the flags that you signed and by the many actions, social media posts and events that have marked this round of bargaining.
Bargaining was very intense and went around the clock. Through it all, the Bargaining Caucus inspired the Bargaining Committee with their great spirit, strength and solidarity. As the parties ran out of time during that week, your bargaining team will reconvene next week on January 15th and 16th in Montreal to review Bell’s latest position, and we’ll update you afterwards.
Check out the most recent bargaining update at unifor.org/itstime and please share the Unifor videos and materials. 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 email please send it in. Email your photos, including selfies, to @email
Together, we will always be stronger!