If you have any questions, please contact Roch Leblanc, Unifor National Representative Roch.LeBlanc@unifor.org (902)455-1120 “Our members have set an excellent precedent for other Unifor residents when it comes to sending a strong message to an employer,” said Roch Leblanc, National Representative. “You have really shown determination and solidarity in the search for a fair agreement.” Unifor ACL will hold briefings to prepare for upcoming discussions with Bell on our next collective agreement. The meetings will be held in June in the four Atlantic provinces. The information sessions scheduled […] “We achieved much-anticipated results this week by signing a number of topics, including paid leave for domestic violence for members, performance management agreements and the creation of a joint mental health committee,” said Bobby MacDonald, President of Unifor ACL. Details of the interim agreement will be presented at the Atlantic-Canada meetings. Dates and locations will be announced early next week. The Unifor ACL negotiating committee is pleased to announce that an interim agreement has been reached with Bell Aliant after eight difficult rounds of negotiations in Halifax. As you may be aware, until the end of the negotiations, the company will not be able to make changes to the pension plan, since the collective agreement is clearly stipulated in Article 28.01 ter: during negotiations, the current collective agreement remains fully in force, with all provisions, including unreduced early pension clauses. These remain intact. Negotiations with Bell Aliant began in April with little progress. Bell Aliant is trying to secure concessions in exchange for certain Unifor requests, but the negotiating team is committed to vigorously defending our priorities in order to reach a fair interim agreement. The Committee is pleased to announce that it will recommend ratification of this agreement. “As you know, at the beginning of these negotiations, the company was looking for major concessions that would have taken away a lot of your hard-earned pension benefits, but we were able to back down to reach a fair deal,” said Bobby MacDonald, president of Unifor ACL, which represents Aboriginal 506, 401, 410 and 2289.

The next Wear Unifor Red T-shirt Day will take place on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Please show your solidarity with the Workers Bell Aliant and wear red.