Cable & Telecom

Bell techs in strike position

MONTREAL – After months of bargaining and weeks of voting, 88% of the approximately 5,000 technical employees represented by the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers' Union of Canada (CEP) have rejected the company's final contract offer. The union now has a strike mandate, meaning that a work stoppage is legally possible upon 72 hours notice by either side. CEP has contacted Bell about returning to the bargaining table as soon as possible to resume negotiations, says the union release. "Bell's offer is riddled with concessions and we had no doubts that it would be rejected," says CEP Ontario administrative vice-president John...

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.