Tentative agreement reached between Bell Aliant, Unifor

Photos, videos posted on social media helped effort: Union

Unifor’s bargaining committee — representing 2,200 workers across Atlantic Canada — reached a tentative agreement with Bell Aliant on Jan. 19.

“When we started this negotiation the company was seeking major concessions that would have taken away many of our members hard earned retirement benefits, but we managed to push back to get a fair agreement,” said Bobby MacDonald, Unifor chair.

After eight tough sessions of bargaining in Halifax, the committee will be recommending ratification of this agreement, said the union.

The hundreds of photos and videos posted on social media made a powerful statement to the employer that helped the committee hold their ground at the negotiating table, according to Unifor.

Details of the tentative agreement will be presented at membership meetings in the coming days across Atlantic Canada.



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