Unifor Press release re Bell Layoffs and WTTH

Unifor National

Bell Canada issues layoff notices while outsourcing Wireless to the Home project

April 18, 2019

TORONTO– Unifor cries foul at Bell Canada’s decision to layoff technicians and outsource major Wireless to the Home project.

“By issuing layoff notices with one hand and contracting out work with the other, Bell is continuing its long history of job erosion at Bell Canada,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.  “The launch of a program like Wireless to the Home should be good news for people who work at Bell, but instead the company chose to exclusively hire non-union contractors.”

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, 76 technicians received layoff notices from Bell Canada across Ontario and Quebec.

Bell’s Wireless to the Home project is a large-scale investment connecting rural Canadians with wireless high-speed internet, launching first in Ontario and Quebec. The federal government provides funding to Bell for many rural projects, likely including this one. Federal government investment needs to support good jobs.


Press Release Bell Layoffs and WTTH Apr 18.19