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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
May 25, 2019


It's Time for Some Real Talk About Bell

For decades, Bell Canada has taken advantage of employees’ hard work and loyalty. Bargaining unit work has been snatched away through non-union outsourcing, contracting out, and job erosion across Bell units. All the while, our employer has imposed working conditions that members say increase stress and affects their mental health. Learn more - tell your own story about working for Bell.

Financial Planning Courses in Brandon and Winnipeg

Unifor Local 7 is putting on a FREE financial planning course for our members. It will be held in Brandon on Tuesday evening, June 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 at the Victoria Inn. The Winnipeg course will be Thursday evening, June 13, in the Union Centre 2nd floor auditorium, Room 2c, 275 Broadway. The instructor is Darryl Robinson. Only limited seating remains for both courses, so if you would like to attend, send an email todqy to president@uniforlocal7.ca . Spouses and partners of members can also attend, space permitting.

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.

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, and a grievance on a suspension that the union feels is unreasonable. 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.

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.