Cable & Telecom

Bell lays off techs, outsources Wireless Home Internet project: Unifor

TORONTO – Despite ramping up its Wireless Home Internet service, Bell Canada is laying off technicians in favour of outsourcing much of the project to non-union contractors, according to its main union, Unifor.Launching first in Ontario and Quebec, Bell's Wireless Home Internet project is a large-scale investment connecting rural Canadians with high-speed Internet using its wireless network.The union said in a press release Bell Canada issued layoff notices to 76 technicians across Ontario and Quebec on Thursday, “continuing its long history of job erosion." Unifor added it is currently preparing to launch a campaign that will be focused in part...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.