Unifor/BTS Clerical Ontario Ratification Results


December 10 2018

Sisters and Brothers,

Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce the Unifor Clerical members in Ontario at Bell Technical Solutions have voted 88.4% in favour of ratifying the tentative agreement


Here are just some of the highlights:

  • Classification increase of PT – FT ratios
  • RPT Increased min hours
  • Wage increases
  • Family Day
  • Additional Medical Benefits
  • Integration of wage schedules
  • Ratification upgrades
  • Woman’s Advocate
  • Emergency Days
  • Paid Domestic Violence Leave
  • Volunteer Separation Package
  • P.E.L. (Paid Education Leave)
  • OT Averaging Agreement


The terms of the new collective agreement will take effect on January 7, 2019.

We would like to thank everyone for your participation.


In solidarity,


Ontario Clerical Bargaining Committee

Robin Whaley, 1996-O

Ron Hori, 1996-O

Lee Zommers, 1996-O

Sam Snyders, National Representative

BTS Clerical Bargaining – Ratification reminder

Sisters and Brothers,
Ratification meetings will be held on Monday December 10 2018, The first meeting will occur between 9:30am – 11:00am and the second meeting from 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Argentia office, all members will have the time to attend and review the agreement.
In Solidarity,
1996-O Clerical Bargaining Committee

December 6, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Violence against Women

Unifor marks December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women with a call to action to make our workplaces and communities safer.

As we remember the 13 engineering students and one worker who were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989, we also commemorate all the missing and murdered Indigenous women, trans women, and all women whose lives have been harmed or lost to gender-based violence.

Unifor has been actively supporting an International Labour Organization Convention and Recommendation on violence and harassment in the world of work, with a strong focus on the gender dimension including domestic violence. The Convention and Recommendation will create international standards and will lead to stronger legislation and tools to address violence and harassment. We are asking all members to call on the Canadian government to do its part to make sure this Convention is passed and adopted.

On December 6th, Unifor also acknowledges that one of the first calls to action from the survivors of the Montreal massacre was for better gun control. Gun violence has increased recently and we know that guns are the most commonly used weapon in domestic homicides. This is why our union supports the Coalition for Gun Control’s current campaign to ban assault weapons and handguns. We invite on our members to sign the petition at www.triggerchange.ca.

Each year, Unifor supports the crucial work of women’s shelters across the country through donations between November 25 and December 6. These donations are a small but important contribution towards the chronically underfunded shelter system.

Our greater goal is to end the need for shelters and work toward safer workplaces and communities. Join us today and every day.


In solidarity,

Lisa Kelly, Director
Women’s Department

Goldberg Centre Vision Correction – Discount for Unifor 1996-O

Goldberg Centre Vision Correction Enhance Your Vision Scarborough

The Goldberg Centre is pleased to offer your members a 15% discount on Laser Vision Correction and Med Spa Services if they bring their Unifor Union card or Bell id to the consultation.

Say goodbye to glasses and contacts! LASEK is the most advanced Laser Vision Correction procedure in North America. It is a bladeless, no cut no flap procedure.


Members can contact Tamara with any questions or concerns at 416 412 4441, as well as visit the website below.



Visit the 1996-O Offers page…



In Solidarity,


Lee, Brian, Chris


Unifor President Jerry Dias – Aims at GM and Ontario Premier



He lashed out at General Motors, but directed an equal amount of anger towards Premier Doug Ford.

In a speech broadcast live from Unifor’s Ontario Regional Council meetings Saturday, national union president Jerry Dias spoke of Ford’s dismissal of Bill 148 as a devastating move backwards for the province.

 He also touched on the topic of women impacted by domestic violence, families who will be spending their Christmas Eve in shelters and the rise of precarious work.

The ORC comes just days after General Motors announced it plans to cut 14,000 workers and possibly shutting down five North American factories, including the plant in Oshawa, as part of a massive restructuring.

After dismissing Ford’s complaint that he shared the Premier’s personal cell number to his members – something he says he never did – he played one of the many angry messages left on his phone.

“He put it out on social media knowing that I never did it,” Dias said. “You know Doug … F*** you.”

– With files from CP24