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Representing 1,300 Manitoba workers employed in Clerical and Operator Services at Bell MTS, Yellow Pages Group and AAA Alarms


Unifor Local 7

President
Patty Deschamps
Vice President
Jackie Prynne
Treasurer
Cathy Mitchell
Secretary
Hilary Kaluzny

Site last updated
February 14, 2019


Bell MTS offering Enhnced Retirement Package

Bell MTS is offering Unifor members an Enhanced Voluntary Retirement/Termination Incentive Program. This program offers eligible Unifor members the opportunity to retire or otherwise depart the company with a financial incentive that recognizes their contributions to the company and years of service. This program is being offered only until March 8. Click here for full details.

Unifor Doing What Govenment Won't - Stand up to GM

Unifor is doing everything possible to put pressure on General Motors to make GM reverse their decision to close their Oshawa plant. As a column in the Windsor Star newspaper points out, even if Unifor is unsuccessful in this specific battle, the fight is important to workers across Canada. Read the Column.

Grievances Filed by Union

A number of grievances have been filed by Unifor Local 7 against Bell MTS. Grievances now in various stages of resolving include policy grievances on the company's guideline requiring a doctor's sick note after a person has been absent for three days, and on the forcing of CPT's to do term hours.There are also two grievances on AIP payout, a grievance on a suspension that the union feels is unreasonable, and another grievance concerning unjust termination. There is also a grievance on sick credits that we are waiting to take to arbitration as every grievance step was denied by the company.

New Benefits Plan Now in Effect

Effective January 1, 2019, Unifor members at Bell MTS are no longer covered by the Blue Cross and Greatwest Life benefit plans for extended health and dental. To replace those plans, the company will implement the Bell Omniflex Plan. Especially during the transition period, there are a number of important things to remember. Click here for details.

Union Forms for Members to Download

The form used to file a union grievance has been added to those that can be downloaded from this website. Forms available for download also include request a union leave of absence, a union leave cancellation, and the form to use if you need to file an expense voucher to cover expenses incurred while on union business. Click here to view and download the forms.

Keep Informed About Your Union

Unifor is committed to enhancing communication with members and all workers in general. A number of free newsletters are available on request. Uniforum provides a snapshot of the union’s activities in workplaces and communities throughout Canada. Echo is for young workers - Eduaction showcases local union education initiatives - Pride in Print is Unifor’s pride newsletter - while the Unifor Health, Safety & Environment newsletter is a look at various HS&E issues and initiatives throughout Canada and around the world. To subscribe to any of these or other newsletters that are available, visit the Unifor Canada website.