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)
SOURCE: COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA
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