CEP and Bell Canada reach tentative agreement

MONTREAL, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers 
Union of Canada and Bell Canada reached a tentative collective agreement on 
Nov. 29 on behalf of technical employees working in Québec and Ontario. 
The bargaining committee is recommending acceptance of the tentative 
deal.CEP Local representatives will go over the details of the agreement at 
a bargaining caucus on Monday, Dec. 10. Ratification meetings will be held 
between Dec. 11(th) and 20(th) for Locals in Quebec and Ontario. The results 
of the vote will be released Dec. 21. 
Bargaining between the parties has been ongoing since September of this 
year. The collective agreement expired on Nov. 30, 2012. Key issues 
included salaries, job security, and job re-classifications. As per the 
usual CEP practice, details of the agreement will not be released to the media 
before the affected CEP members are aware of its contents and vote on it. 
CEP represents 4,500 technical employees at Bell, including 1,500 in Quebec. 
CEP is the largest telecommunications union in Canada. 
Sean Howes, CEP National Representative, (905) 678-0800, ext. 230; (416)  
524-8839 
SOURCE: COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA 
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