Bell Mobility workers to vote on union representation

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) yesterday ordered a unionization vote of almost 1,600 Client Care workers at Bell Mobility in Mississauga.

Canada's largest telco union, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union has been assisting Bell Mobility workers to form a union since November 2008. The campaign moved into high gear in April of this year as hundreds of Bell Mobility workers began signing cards in support union representation.

On October 27, CEP filed an application for certification.

The company argued in its submission to the CIRB that the Board should only consider a bargaining unit consisting of all Bell Mobility workers across Canada including those working at call centres in Montreal and Vancouver. The Board, however, ruled that the Mississauga location, with almost 1,600 workers, was an appropriate bargaining unit and that CEP had enough support to warrant a vote to determine if a majority supported union representation by CEP.

The vote will take place at the Creek Bank Campus of Bell Mobility next Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 2 and 3.

Bell Mobility is the mobile phone division of Bell Canada, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Canada. CEP already represents almost 25,000 Bell Canada workers.

SOURCE Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada

For further information: For further information: Alan Tate, CEP Director of Special Projects, (613) 295-9535,

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