Cable & Telecom

Bell techs reject second offer, but it’s close

MONTREAL - Bell Canada technicians represented by the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers' Union of Canada (CEP) have voted at 59.1% to reject a final contract offer presented by the company on April 1. "We are disappointed with the results," said Patrick Pichette, president, operations, for Bell Canada. "The contract would have ensured our technicians continued to benefit from top salaries over the next five years while preserving benefits, pensions and job security. It was a very good offer." Among its key elements, says the Bell release, is that the April 1 offer included wage increases amounting to 12.6% over five...

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.