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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
March 11, 2019


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Register Now for Bingo Bowl

For an evening of fun with pizza, prizes, silent auction, 50/50 draw, and bowling from 7:00 to 10:00, attend the Unifor Bingo Bowl event on Saturday evening, April 27. Register early, a maximum of 20 teams with a minimum of five bowlers per team can be accommodated. You can enter as a team or as an individual until April 19. The event is at Polo Park Lanes, downstairs in the Polo Park Mall. Cash bar - no outside liuor allowed. Register by phoning Harry Peterson at 204-801-7960, Susan Fay at 204-949-2770, Charlene Matheson at 204-795-5264, or by emailing caw3005@mymts.net.

Moving? New email address? Let us Know!

Contract negotiations with Bell MTS are just around the corner - making it more important than ever that the union know how to contact you. If you've moved to a new residence, changed your email address, cell phone or home phone number, or made any other changes to your personal information, please call the Local 7 office at 204-988-1408, or email us at president@uniforlocal7.ca and give us the updated information.

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.