TORONTO, May 28, 2012 /CNW/ - After several months at the bargaining table, members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union Locals 27 and 34-0, who work for Nexacor, have overwhelmingly rejected a final offer from their employer.
"We will do everything within our power to reach an acceptable settlement," says CEP's Ontario Administrative Vice-President, Barb Dolan. "But our members are prepared to take strike action unless the company makes significant improvements to its offer, especially in the important areas of wages and pension contributions," she adds, noting that "the company is demanding a 50% cut to pensions."
"We have informed the company that we have set a deadline of noon on Tuesday, May 29th to hear back from them with clear commitments to improve their offer in these key areas."
Nexacor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin. The CEP members are technicians who maintain Bell Canada's critical systems across Ontario and Quebec
For further information:
Barb Dolan (416) 998-3954; Sean Howes, CEP National Representative, (905) 678-0800, ext. 230; (416) 524-8839