Unifor Local 7 logo Montage of union members

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
Laura Stranieri
Membership Secretary
Hilary Kaluzny

Site last updated
February 23, 2018


International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day

Unifor reminds members that February 28 is International Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day (RSI Day). RSIs are the most common type of workplace injury. Equally concerning is that workers frequently write off their aches and pains as “normal”, unaware that they may be caused by poorly designed equipment or workspaces, repetitive motions or working in a fixed position for long periods of time. Injuries often begin with discomfort but can quickly escalate and sometimes result in permanent pain. Click here for more RSI information and to participate in a survey.

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.

View MTS Agreement Online

The most recent Collective Agreement with Bell MTS is now available online. The agreement runs until December 19, 2019. Click here to download it in PDF format.

Need Help? Visit 211 Manitoba

211 Manitoba is a searchable online database of government, health, and social services that are available across the province. Services are grouped together into categories that include food and clothing, housing and homelessness, health, mental health, employment, newcomers, children and parenting, and youth. At this time, 211 Manitoba is available online only, the goal is to move to full-service 211 including phone, text, and/or chat capacity. Click here to visit mb.211.ca.

Get Blue Cross Information the Easy Way

Local 7 members covered by the Blue Cross health benefit can obtain information on all of the benefits available to them through the the Blue Cross website. Once you've signed up on the website you can view personalized details of the benefits you're entitled to receive.

Legal Care Plan for Members

Membership in Unifor Local7 entitles you and your immediate family access to the Myers Weinberg LLP Legal Care Plan. Under this plan there is no charge to you for the first 30 minutes of consultation with a lawyer at Myers Weinberg LLP. After the initial consultation, you may choose to retain a lawyer at Myers Weinberg LLP and pay a preferred rate, or decline the use of the Legal Care Plan and use another law firm. More details.