Telecommunications

Unifor is Canada’s largest union for telecommunications workers, representing 24,600 members across the country, in both the private and public sectors. Technological advances in the telecommunications sector have led to expansion into new services by traditional carriers. Unifor members work as telephone, cable and internet installers, maintenance and repair workers, operator service provides, satellite monitors and in call-centres, salespeople among others.

Our Bell, Our Jobs. Clerical and Aliant workers unite!

Watch this new video to see why Unifor members at Bell are stronger than ever.

For the first time, in a show of true solidarity, Clerical and Aliant members are bargaining simultaneously with the company.

In historic first, Bell Atlantic Communications Locals and Bell Clerical to unite at simultaneous negotiations

Dear Members,

Bell Clerical and Bell Aliant commenced bargaining in February.  From the start, it was the desire of our bargaining committees to utilize the collective power we have in numbers at some point in bargaining. Both groups have bargained separately thus far.

Our bargaining agendas include common themes of better wages, work from home policy and job security. Both bargaining tables also share a common denominator: Bell’s lead negotiator is the same at both tables.

Unifor ACL Bargaining Bulletin Update # 8

Dear Members,

Last week, your Bargaining Committee made headway on a number of priority areas.

We raised our concern in regards to recent modifications in Consumer Service Representative classification.

Many facets of the work of technicians were also explored with the employer. 

After weeks of slow movement from the Company, their representatives showed an opening for a change in pace. There is a lot of Bargaining going between Bell Canada and Unifor:

Bargaining Bulletin Update #7: Bell Clerical workers deliver strike mandate

Dear Members,

Your Bargaining Committee is happy to report the results of the strike vote. More than two-thirds of the membership voted, with 65% voting in favour of strike action.

This historic vote will send Bell Canada a clear, direct message to bring a better deal to the table. In this round of negotiations we’re clear that it’s Our Bell, and Our Jobs.

Bell clerical workers issue historic strike mandate

TORONTO– Unifor members in the Bell Canada clerical unit returned a strike mandate on Sunday June 19, just ahead of this week’s negotiations with the company.

The approximately 4,200 workers in the bargaining unit perform clerical and other duties, and live and work across Ontario and Quebec. More than two-thirds of the membership voted, with 65% voting in favour of strike action.

Unifor mourns the loss of Local 45 member who died on the job

Unifor member Paul Totten died on the job on Monday, June 13, 2022 in Tillsonburg, Ontario where he worked as a technician for Bell Technical Solutions (BTS).   

“Thoughts and deepest sympathies to Brother Totten’s loved ones and family including his union family. Our entire Unifor family grieves with you,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National Secretary-Treasurer. 

Bell Atlantic Bargaining Bulletin Update #6

 Dear Members,

As your bargaining team, we will always report the information that members need, both the good and the bad.

This past week, the union and the company made movement on some important issues, including the definition of small business customers. Additionally, we have come to an agreement on permanent enhancements to occupational health and safety.

Investment in Atlantic Canada remains a top priority for Unifor as we head into the next week of bargaining on May 24, 2022.

Bell Technical Solutions Bargaining Update #7

Sisters and Brothers,

We are pleased to announce that after four long months, we have reached a tentative agreement with the Company. This agreement is unanimously recommended and endorsed by your Bargaining Committee.

We will be holding a bargaining caucus to be followed by ratification meetings.

The dates of these meetings and how they will be conducted will be communicated as soon as we make the arrangements.

Moving forward we have agreed to revoke the notice to the Company regarding the recall of T/Managers.