MONTREAL, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The Communications, Energy and
Paperworkers Union of Canada and Bell Canada reached a tentative
collective agreement on Nov. 29 on behalf of technical employees
working in Québec and Ontario.
The bargaining committee is recommending acceptance of the tentative
deal. CEP Local representatives will go over the details of the
agreement at a bargaining caucus on Monday, Dec. 10. Ratification
meetings will be held between Dec. 11th and 20th for Locals in Quebec and Ontario. The results of the vote will be
released Dec. 21.
Bargaining between the parties has been ongoing since September of this
year. The collective agreement expired on Nov. 30, 2012. Key issues
included salaries, job security, and job re-classifications. As per
the usual CEP practice, details of the agreement will not be released
to the media before the affected CEP members are aware of its contents
and vote on it.
CEP represents 4,500 technical employees at Bell, including 1,500 in
Quebec. CEP is the largest telecommunications union in Canada.
SOURCE: COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA
For further information:
Sean Howes, CEP National Representative, (905) 678-0800, ext. 230; (416) 524-8839