Media Advisory - Unifor media conference and worker rally ahead of Bell executive testimony

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OTTAWA— On Tuesday March 19, Unifor will hold a media conference followed by a Bell worker rally prior to the testimony of Bell executives before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.  

Executives from Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. were originally scheduled to testify on February 29 to answer for the recent termination of 9% of its workforce. The appearance was delayed to March 19 at the company’s request and has now been further postponed. 

Unifor represents more than 19,000 telecommunications workers at BCE Inc. and its subsidiaries. The union also represents more than 2,100 members at Bell Media.

WHAT:              Unifor media conference 

WHERE:            Parliament Hill, West Block, 135-B Press Conference Room.  

Participation in the question and answer portion of this event is in person or via Zoom, and is for accredited members of the Press Gallery only. Media who are not members of the Press Gallery may contact @email for temporary access.

 WHEN:             11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2024

WHO:                Lana Payne, Unifor National President 

               Daniel Cloutier, Unifor Quebec Director 

   Kevin Newman, award winning news anchor and journalist for ABC, Global, CBC and Bell Media’s CTV 
   News and W5.


WHAT:              Unifor Bell worker rally and march

WHERE:           Canadian Tribute to Human Rights Monument, 220 Elgin Street, Ottawa

WHEN:             12:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2024


WHO:                Unifor elected leadership 

                           Unifor telecommunication and media members employed by Bell


Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector and represents 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

For media inquiries in English please contact Unifor Communications Director Kathleen O’Keefe at @email or by cell at (416) 896-3303.

For media inquiries in French, contact: Unifor Quebec Communications Representative Véronique Figliuzzi at @email

Media Contact

Kathleen O'Keefe

National Communications Director

Véronique Figliuzzi

Communications Representative - Québec