WINNIPEG, Nov. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (TSX: MBT) (the "Company" or "MTS Allstream") today announced that the Court of Queen's Bench has approved the agreement reached with its MTS' unions and retiree representatives, which was previously announced by the Company on September 24, 2014, in respect of the implementation of the lawsuit regarding the administration of one of MTS's pension plans, which was the subject of a decision of a Supreme Court of Canada ruling on January 30, 2014 and involved events that occurred in connection with the Company's privatization in 1997.
"We are pleased that this matter is now behind us and we are moving forward with the full support of our unions and retiree representatives," said Pierre Blouin, the Company's Chief Executive Officer.
About Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS Allstream)
MTS Allstream is one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, providing innovative communications for the way Canadians live and work today. The company has more than 100 years of experience, with approximately 5,000 employees across Canada. MTS Allstream's business is dynamic and consists of two operating divisions. In Manitoba, MTS is the leading full-service telecommunications provider for residential and business customers. MTS's suite of services includes the latest in wireless technology, broadband services, IPTV, voice services, home security, and an extensive range of business solutions. Across Canada, Allstream is a leader in IP communications and is the only national provider that focuses exclusively on the business telecommunications market. MTS Allstream has nearly two million customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national fibre optic network spans more than 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream has spent 13 consecutive years on the Jantzi Social Index for leadership in social responsibility and is the recipient of the 2014 Best Overall Governance Award by the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries, recognizing a high level of effectiveness across the three pillars of governance, risk and compliance, and the 2011 Governance Gavel Award from the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance, recognizing clear and effective public disclosure and leading governance practices.
MTS Allstream's common shares are listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.
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SOURCE: Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.