1996-O Member Message, COVID-19

1996-O Executive Message

Sisters and Brothers,

As we move forward, this Executive is committed to continue updating you immediately as more information is circulated.

We urge you to frequently visit the Bell I-net, Unifor National website, Local 1996-O website, Local 1996-O Facebook and Twitter for these important updates.


On March 23, 2020. Bell Canada: Mirko Bibic sent a communication to all members, in regards to Bell  being recognized as essential by the Provinces and Federal government. All members should have received the communication in your company internal email.


The Health and Safety of our members remains our priority. We thank all of our Health and Safety Co-Chairs and H/S Representatives and our Chief Stewards and Stewards alike for all the great work you are doing in this challenging time.


Please visit the links below:

COVID-19 Web Page

Visit www.unifor.org/covid19 for the most up to date union information, resources, and news on the coronavirus. At this point in the crisis, new information is posted daily, including a growing list of sector-specific backgrounders.

COVID-19 Checklist for income replacement

This checklist sets out the possible measures that may be available for income replacement events including; sickness cue to COVID-19, isolation or quarantine, family care obligations, and layoff or business closures.

Download the checklist (PDF)

Sources: WHO, Ontario Government etc





coronavirus Fact sheet


Search your H/S Co-Chair here…



In Solidarity,


Lee, Sanjay, Brian, Chris