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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
October 16, 2019


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.

Limited Time Retirenent Incentive Opportunity

Until November 8, Unifor Local 7 members can apply to participate in the Enhanced Voluntary Retirement Termination Incentive Program. If you're interested in this opportunity, a complete description of who can participate in the program, the benefits provided under it, plus an application form can be found in this PDF.

Tell Us Your Priorities for New Union Contract

When negotiations begin for a new contract with Bell/MTS, what proposals would you like to see Unifor Local 7 put on the table. Please tell us your priorities on this form. Your shop steward needs to receive the form from you by no later than October 31.

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.

Help Build a Water Justice Movement

You're invited to join Maude Barlow, international best selling author and Council of Canadians Honorary Chair, for a discussion on how our community can protect clean, accessible water for all. She'll discuss Blue Communities and her new book, Whose Water is it Anyway? Taking water protection in public hands. Her presentation will begin at 7:00 Thursday evening, October 17, in the McNally Robinson atrium, Grant Park Shopping Centre. For more information, call 1-800-387-7177.

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.