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Grand Slam: Rogers vs. its Technicians
Tennis season is in full swing at the Rogers Cup, but one of the most unreported matches is taking place between the telecommunication giant and the technicians that deliver its services. Some of Rogers' technician staff have been on strike for two months in a bid to secure a first work contract.
The striking technicians are employed by DHT and INTEK that are contracted by Rogers to do installations and repairs. The formed a union a year ago and their employers has thus far refused to negotiate a first collective agreement. While these technicians struggle with unstable work schedules and often do not earn the legal minimum wage, Rogers has racked in more than $10 billion over the past five years.
The technicians are represented by CEP local 5011. They are calling on DHT and INTEK to negotiate a first collective agreement.
Local 5011 hands out 2,000 flyers at Rogers Cup final
On Sunday August 12, some of the roughly 300 striking technicians that service Rogers were present at the Rogers Cup finals to hand out leaflets to thousands of tennis fans. Community supporters were also present for the information picket that was set up to inform the public of the striking technicians' bid to get a first collective agreement. More photos