The bargaining committee for Unifor Atlantic Communication Locals, which represents locals 506, 401, 410, 2289 wrapped up their fourth session of bargaining with little progress to report to members in all four Atlantic provinces.
“The employer continues to pursue their version of flexibility, which the bargaining committee equates with precarious, unsteady, part time work,” said Roch Leblanc, Unifor National Representative and Senior Negotiator.
The bargaining committee continues to be concerned about the level of outsourcing and is committed to finding solutions to keep and create full time, permanent Bell Aliant jobs in Atlantic Canada.
This week Bell Aliant workers in all four provinces sent a strong message to their employer with a sea of red. Unifor members wore their union t-shirts in the workplace, in every community they serve in support of their bargaining committee. Hundreds of photos were shared on social media from all parts of the region.
“We’d like to thank all the members and the mobilization
committee because that powerful show of solidarity inspired the bargaining committee to continue to stand firm to defend good jobs in Atlantic Canada,” said Bob MacDonald, Unifor bargaining committee spokesperson.
Bell Aliant workers, who proudly built the fiber optic network in Atlantic Canada will continue to show solidarity when bargaining resumes November 7.
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