Unifor National Grievance Policy Settlements (Update,MOA)

Please see the attached MOA in regards to the original agreed upon preamble terms for Unifor National Policy Grievance settlements……


In the Matter of Grievances BTS-ON-16-04, BTS-ON- 17-01, BTS-ON-17-02 and BTS-ON- 17-03

and other relatd grievances

Bell Technical Solutions

(the “Company”) And


(the “Union) Minutes of Settlement

WHEREAS the parties are part to a collective agreement from May 2, 2011 until May 6, 2018 (“Collective Agreement”);

AND WHEREAS the Company agrees to the following resolutions, in an attempt to improve the working environment and relationship with its employees and the Union. The Company will be accountable, going forward, for the governance of all overtime, regardless of the nature (incidental, voluntary or compulsory I forced assigned) and will establish a process to approve and record on a daily basis. Such records will be maintained by the Company and will be provided to the Local Union and LRC on a bi-weekly basis. It is further understood that the Company shall not schedule a shift less than eight (8) hours to any employee, overtime or regular hours that would be in contravention of the terms agreed upon by the parties below;


Read More….BTS – Minutes of Settlement National Policy Grievances




Please see the attached Global settlement offers….This letter is for the purpose of confirming the agreement to settle National Policy Grievances BTS-ON-16-04, BTS-ON-17-01, BTS-ON-17-02 and BTS-ON-17-03. This agreed upon settlement offer is between Unifor National and BTS, Once the official MOA has been signed it will be posted with all conditions and terms and dates.

The preamble terms are outlined below…click the link

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Averaging of Hours Agreement



This letter of Agreement (hereinafter referred to as “Agreement”) defines the conditions agreed upon by the parties to permit members of the Union to work more than 48 hours In any specific week, within the parameters as stated by the Canada Labour Code (hereinafter the “CLC”).

The above-mentioned parties agree that the regular work week is 40 hours per week, or 80 hours in a two-week period as permitted in the Collective Agreement. It is recognized the CLC limits the hours of work for an employee to 48 hours per week.


As the nature of the work done by the Company necessitates irregular distribution of the hours of work of an employee, section 172 of the CLC provides the ability to establish an agreement to average working hours over a period of two or more weeks.


We at Local 1996-O encourage you read the document all the way through and pay attention closely to all the clauses as this is voluntary, including clause #5, as both parties agree to a zero tolerance position….of intimidation


The conditions agreed to are:

Averaging of Hours Agreement 2017

Upgrades and Transfers

employment_labourIt is that time of year again when the Labour Relations Committee meets to discuss Upgrades and Transfers in the provinces as per Article 20.01 and Letter of Agreement #1

The LRC has met this week  to commence the Upgrade and Transfer process which will begin shortly.