You are here

Unifor ACL Ratification Results


Unifor ACL members vote 85 % to ratify a new Collective Agreement,


Bell Aliant workers from every corner of Atlantic Canada have voted 85% per cent to ratify a new collective agreement that was achieved after months of challenging bargaining.

 “Our bargaining committee is grateful for the support and solidarity of our hard working members who made this agreement possible,” said Bobby MacDonald, Chair of Unifor ACL which represents locals 506, 401, 410 and 2289.

 After eight tough sessions of bargaining, and an employer that was seeking major concessions, a collective agreement was reached that protects pensions and improves wages for the women and men who proudly built Bell’s first fibre optic network in Canada.

 This contract brings job security, new employees, no consolidation of contact centres, reduced side by side contractors, 35% employee discount and improvements to the workplace including enhanced mental health initiatives and paid domestic violence leave,

 Unifor  ACL members demonstrated solidarity throughout the negotiations by wearing Unifor red at work in support of their bargaining committee, and posting photos and videos on social media.

“Our members have set a precedent for other Unifor locals to follow when it comes to sending a powerful message to an employer to demonstrate their deep resolve and solidarity in seeking a fair agreement,” said Roch Leblanc, National Representative.


In Solidarity

Your Bargaining Committee

 Susan Rice                   Sandy Brideau

Steve Howlett              Stephane Lamoureux

Cullen Bolger               David Fortner

Bobby MacDonald      Roch Leblanc