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Bargaining Update #5

11/14/2017

Bell Aliant bargaining update after fifth session 11/14/2017 -

The fifth session of bargaining wrapped up Nov. 9, 2017 with little progress to report.

“All non-monetary issues have been explored but the packaging of a deal has proven to be difficult, as the decision to move to greater issues is being overshadowed with the lack of productivity accomplished so far,” said Roch Leblanc, National Representative.

The company continues to seek concessions in exchange for language changes in the collective agreement that the union is seeking.  The bargaining committee is holding firm on the need for these changes to provide enhanced job security for the membership and improved service for their customers.

"Our members took concessions in the past in order to help the company get ‘Fibre To The Home’ across Atlantic Canada. We held up our end of the bargain, under budget and on time, and now Bell needs to negotiate a fair contract for our skilled members," said Bobby MacDonald, spokesperson for the union’s bargaining committee. 

The bargaining committee remains committed to finding solutions to maintain and create good full time, permanent Bell Aliant jobs in Atlantic Canada.

The next “Wear Unifor Red T-shirt Day” will be on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. Please show your solidarity with Bell Aliant workers and wear red. Members are encouraged to post Red Day photos on social media with the hashtag #BellACLSolidarity.  Email photos to the National Communications representative: Natalie.Clancy@unifor.org