Bell Mts Unifor Collective Agreement
Bell MTS and Unifor Reach New Collective Agreement
Bell MTS and Unifor, Canada`s largest private sector union, have recently reached a new collective agreement. The agreement affects thousands of workers across Manitoba, and includes gains in wages, benefits, and job security.
The new agreement includes a wage increase of 6.25% over the four years of the contract, as well as improvements to benefits, such as an increase in sick leave days. The agreement also includes provisions for greater job security, including a commitment to not outsource jobs and the creation of new full-time positions.
The negotiation process between Bell MTS and Unifor began in April 2019 and included several rounds of bargaining. Both sides worked to come to an agreement that would benefit both the company and its employees.
“We are pleased to have reached a collective agreement that recognizes the contributions of our employees and positions Bell MTS for success in an increasingly competitive market,” said Dan McKeen, Vice Chair, Bell MTS and Chief Customer Officer, BCE.
Unifor National President, Jerry Dias, expressed his satisfaction with the final agreement, stating that it “maintains jobs in Manitoba, improves wages and benefits, and ensures that workers share in the company`s success.”
This new collective agreement comes at an important time for Bell MTS as it faces growing competition in the telecom industry. The agreement will help ensure that the company can retain its highly skilled workforce and continue to provide high-quality services to its customers.
Overall, the Bell MTS and Unifor collective agreement is a positive development for both the company and its employees. The agreement provides stability and job security for workers, while also ensuring that Bell MTS remains competitive in an increasingly challenging market.