Your bargaining team met in Halifax with the company this past week. We prioritized a response on teleworking, where the company and the union’s positions are still far apart.
The employer seeks to maintain complete control of the teleworking policy including the ability to cancel it at any time.
This is incompatible with members’ priorities, and runs in stark opposition to even the company’s public relations, which highlights working from home as a selling feature for working at Bell Canada.
Your Unifor ACL committee was pleased to welcome the Interim Assistant to the President responsible for the Telecommunications sector this week, Brother Len Poirier, to our table.
The purpose of his visit was to better understand the dynamics of the labour relations and bargaining with Bell Canada. His support was appreciated by the entire team.
This message is scarce in details as we have not been able to come to an agreement on items discussed this week. However, we remain determined to find paths of solutions.
We will meet next on June 14 in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Thank you for your support and solidarity. Your bargaining committee will continue to communicate updates throughout the negotiations, including mobilization and solidarity actions in the coming weeks.
Unifor ACL Bargaining Committee