Bell settles 14-year-long pay equity battle

Operators could receive between $25,000 and $30,000 each
||Last Updated: 05/26/2006

A deal to settle the 14-year-long pay equity dispute involving nearly 5,000 Bell Canada telephone operators, most of them women, is awaiting ratification by current and former workers.

The deal would see the former and current workers, who are now 35 to 70 years old, receive $25,000 to $30,000 each.

The $104-million settlement "will bring closure to one of the longest fought struggles in the labour movement," said Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada president Brian Payne in a statement.