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Update on WTTH Installations
BELL Craft re: Hazard Pay Request
BTS Ontario Bulletin
Expertech COVID-19 Update
Letter from the National Union Re: Members entering customers Prem
Unifor Mental Health Resources
Telco Member Letter re: COVID-19 
Transervice 2020 Bargaining Proposal Form (Ontario Region)
Unifor Occupational Health & Safety Fact Sheet
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
To: BTS Local Presidents and National Representatives

Sisters and Brothers,

The Bargaining Committee along with the National Union have been in constant communication with Bell Canada and Bell Technical Solutions during the current COVID-19 Pandemic, that we are all living with right now. We have and will continue to address issues and concerns of our members and look for resolutions. It was confirmed by BTS management today, that they will be making an announcement, by no later than tomorrow morning regarding the ongoing concerns raised by our members about working inside customers’ homes.

Please watch for this announcement.

Thank you,
Kristina (sent on behalf of your BTS Bargaining Committee)

Shawn Cowan
Jim Fling
Jeff Mark
Colum Lynn

COVID-19 UPDATE (BTS Averaging of Hours Agreement)

March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Resources for Local Unions

To Local Union Presidents,

In the past five days, the situation regarding COVID-19 had moved quickly and created an unprecedented situation for many working people and Unifor members in Canada.

Unifor has adopted an all hands on deck approach to supporting members during these challenging and uncertain times. We have worked every day to answer questions, communicate with employers, and call on governments to flatten the curve and respect working people in this time of crisis.

Unifor will continue to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the country, as well as the sectors and workplaces of our union.

We are writing today to share some resources that will be of help to you and help you represent members across the country.

COVID-19 Web Page

Visit www.unifor.org/covid19 for the most up to date union information, resources, and news on the coronavirus. At this point in the crisis, new information is posted daily, including a growing list of sector-specific backgrounders.

Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19

If you have questions about EI sickness benefits, work absences, in-person meetings, and refusing work? Look no further. Unifor’s FAQ on COVID-19 has the answers that union representatives need to represent workers during this crisis.

Download the FAQ (PDF)

COVID-19 Checklist for income replacement

This checklist sets out the possible measures that may be available for income replacement events including; sickness cue to COVID-19, isolation or quarantine, family care obligations, and layoff or business closures.

Download the checklist (PDF)

As the leadership of Unifor Local Unions, you are trusted to help serve members through this crisis. But you are not alone.

The national union will continue to advocate on behalf of Unifor members and all workers in Canada as we demand greater protections for workers to prevent the spread and lessen the impacts of the pandemic.

In doing that work, Jerry Dias wrote to the federal government on March 5 to make key demands that would protect workers. Read more.

Then, on March 16, we published Jerry’s latest blog, calling for a broadening of our social safety net in the midst of the pandemic and for investments in industry that will make Canada’s economy work for workers. Read it here.

Thank you for your dedication and solidarity.

In solidarity,


              Jerry Dias                                   Lana Payne                                Renaud Gagné
           National President                        National Secretary-Treasurer         Quebec Director

Expertech & Unifor Bargaining Letter to S. Martel
WINNERS of the Unifor Local 28 Scholarship are Zachary Zwarych and Faith Zwarych!!! Congradulations!
Bell Craft Letter Alternate Vacation Scheduling MOA

Unifor files Unfair Labour Practice complaint against Bell Canada

May 27, 2019

To:       All Bell-related Locals across Canada


Sisters and Brothers,

Today, Unifor has filed an Unfair Labour Practice complaint against Bell Canada for their failure to disclose the scope of the Wireless to the Home project during Bell Craft bargaining in 2017, and again during BTS bargaining in 2018 where the tripartite agreement covering residential installation work was also renegotiated. 

Additionally, in the complaint, we have also raised how the entire project was contracted out as pay back for the union exercising our legal right to represent our members in a way that Bell Canada was not appreciative of (this according to Declan Brady, Senior Vice President of Operations, Bell). 

In the coming weeks and months members can expect a series of escalating actions aimed at repatriating this work for members of Unifor. 

Please continue to support your bargaining committees, local representatives and your national union as we fight for this work and the end to erosion in all of our bargaining units. 

Please visit our website at Bellrealtalk.ca for the latest updates. 


In solidarity, 

Chris MacDonald                                             John Caluori

Assistant to the National President                Assistant to the Quebec Director



cc: National Representatives Servicing Bell Locals

Stanley Niedzwiedzki Scholarship Award 2019
 Unifor Response to BELL Statement Re: Lay-offs/WTTH
Press Release Re: BELL Craft Lay-offs/WTTH 
Proposed By-Law Changes
BELL Craft and Services Bulletin April 16 2019
BELL Craft and Services Bulletin April 2019
Letter to Locals Re: Wireless to the Home Project
Bell Sales breakthrough to #EndStackedRanking
Unifor Letter to BTS and Bell Craft regarding WTTH
BTS Bulletin (Consecutive days off)   
Update on BTS Island Days 
Union Position on Daily Hazard Assessment for Expertech Craft
Transervice Bargaining Report (Ratified) #6  
BTS National Policy Grievance Minutes of Settlement
Letter from National President Jerry Dias addressing Performance Plans with BELL Canada
Unifor National Web Page
Unifor Family Education Program
Green Shield Benefit Plans for Individuals Through Unifor
Unifor Strike & Defence Fund Policy