OTTAWA, Oct. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada has reached a tentative agreement with Bell TV on behalf its 112 members who have been locked out since July 11th.
"The bargaining committee is recommending acceptance of this proposed agreement," says CEP Ontario Region Vice-President Kim Ginter.
Voting on the agreement will take place Thursday, October 25th and results will be made public when they become available.
CEP Local 79M has been in negotiations with Bell TV since April 2011, in an attempt to reach a first collective agreement.
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 service.
CEP is the largest union in several key sectors of the Canadian economy, including forestry, energy, telecommunications and media.
SOURCE: COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA
For further information:
Kim Ginter, (416) 931-2379, Mike Kachurowski, (416) 434-1410, CEP National Representative