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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
November 8, 2019


Members' Children Christmas Party

The Unifor Christmas Party for members' children will be held Sunday, December 1, at the Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park. Lunch will be provided and Santa will be dropping by. The cost? Absolutely free. The deadline to reserve a spot at the party for your children, 16 and under, is Tuesday, November 19 - but register as early as possible, limited space is available. Because of that, only two adults per family will be permitted. Send an email to president@uniforlocal7.ca to say you'll be there. Sky Zone Trampoline Park is at 200-400 Fort Whyte Way, the party will run from 1:15 to 5:00 p.m.

And Dinner and Dance for the Adults

Unifor members are invited to a dinner and dance on Saturday evening, December 14. There'll be cocktails at 6:00, a turkey buffet dinner at 7:00. The dinner and dance will be at the Masonic Temple, 420 Corydon Avenue, and will include a 50/50 draw and silent auction. The regular price is $32 per person, but Local 7 has eight tickets which we'll give away for free on a first come, first serve basis. Send your request for a free ticket to president@uniforlocal7.ca. To purchase tickets, contact Harry Peterson at 204-801-7960 or caw3005@mymts.net, or Charlene Matheson at 204-795-5364. Ticket purchase deadline is November 29.

Unifor Local 7 Bargaining Committee Named

The people who will be negotiating on your behalf during the upcoming contract talks with Bell MTS have been chosen. They are Jackie Prynne, Laura Stranieri, Marc Thaczuk, Shawn Scott, and Pam McKinnon.

Banked Overtime Issue Being Reviewed

There was an issue with banked overtime calculations for Unifor members under the old ESS payroll system previous to January 1 of this year. The company is currently looking into this situation and will advise the union once the process is completed - and of course we'll keep our members posted on the outcome.

Grievance Handling and Workplace Leadership Course

Three day Grievance Handling and Workplace Leadership courses are held periodically by Unifor. One such course will be held next April 28 to 30. The course will be run each day from 8:30 to 4:30 in the Unifor area office, 1376 Grant Avenue. The deadline to register for the April course is March 31. Limited seating is available, so if you're interested, dont wait too long to contact the Unifor Local 7 President at president@uniforlocal7.ca for more information or to register.

Retiring Soon? Online Pension Retirement Tool Information

When using the Bell Online Defined Benefit Pension Forecasting Tool, some of the pension options that are available are not listed on the Forecasting Tool. Click here to learn about the options that are available but not listd in the Online Tool.

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.