MEXICO CITY – Canada’s largest telecommunications union has organized a tri-national conference of telecom unions that begins today in Mexico City to work on strategies for reversing what Dave Coles says is “growing job insecurity and poor working conditions faced by telco workers in North America.”
OTTAWA -- “Retirees have once again been told to go to the back of the line so that banks and hedge funds can collect their winnings,” says Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union President Dave Coles.
“It’s almost criminal that Canada’s bankruptcy laws continue to force pensioners into poverty,” says Coles, referring to the recent Supreme Court decision that 170 former employees of Indalex Limited would be stripped of the $6.7 million to cover their pensions that had been awarded earlier by the Ontario Court of Appeal.
TORONTO – Bell Canada technicians, members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, have voted by 74% to accept a tentative agreement reached at the end of last month. The results were released earlier today following the counting of ballots from a series of ratification meetings in Ontario and Quebec.
London – December 20, 2012 - The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada is celebrating a first collective agreement between its technicians and SC360 Guelph, a Rogers Communications contractor.
MONTREAL – The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada and Bell Canada reached a tentative collective agreement on Nov. 29 on behalf of technical employees working in Québec and Ontario.
The bargaining committee is recommending acceptance of the tentative deal. CEP Local representatives will go over the details of the agreement at a bargaining caucus on Monday, Dec. 10. Ratification meetings will be held between Dec. 11th and 20th for Locals in Quebec and Ontario. The results of the vote will be released Dec. 21.
TORONTO – Workers across the province have received notice this week that their offices are closing or that they have been laid off. Almost 100 employees will be working their last day of work right before the holidays, on December 21, following Bell Canada's announcement.