Bell technical workers enter bargaining united
December 6, 2017
Toronto – More than 7,000 technical workers employed at Bell Technical Solutions in Ontario and Quebec entered negotiations today as Unifor coordinated its bargaining strategy to push for fairness.
“Bell needs to know that our union is willing to talk, we are willing to listen, and we will come to the table in good faith to negotiate a fair collective agreement,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “But let me be perfectly clear, these are different times and Unifor is approaching this round of bargaining differently.”
Unifor said this is not only the first set of negotiations with Bell Technical Solutions since Unifor’s founding in 2013, but it is historic. The union has engaged in a joint bargaining process representing 19 locals in Ontario and eight in Quebec, a first for technical workers in Canada.