TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Bell TV workers have voted to accept a
collective agreement reached earlier this week between the
Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union and their employer.
"We are pleased to have finally settled on a first collective agreement
for these members," said CEP Ontario Region Vice-President Kim Ginter.
"These members are to be congratulated for their solidarity and
determination," he said.
Voting by the 112 members of CEP Local 79M took place yesterday
afternoon. They had been locked out since July 11, 2012, and in
negotiations since April 2011.
Bell TV, formerly Bell ExpressVu, is one of Canada's largest satellite
and fibre-optic TV services. The workers on strike are responsible for
the transmission of broadcast signals and the company's video on demand
CEP is the largest union in several key sectors of the Canadian economy,
including forestry, energy, telecommunications and media. Over the
coming months, CEP is working toward the creation of a new Union with
the CAW. Their combined memberships will be more than 300,000.
SOURCE: COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA
For further information:
Kim Ginter, (416) 931-2379, Mike Kachurowski, (416) 434-1410, CEP National Representative.