Cable & Telecom

Expertech to shutter operations after technicians reject final Bell offer

MONTREAL – While it could be part of the game of high stakes, hardball negotiations, Expertech Network Installation said late today it will shut down after its technicians voted against a recent contract proposal which called for cuts in wages and benefits. Over 1,700 jobs are at stake, with 1,300 represented by the Communications Energy and Paperworkers union who rejected the latest contract proposal. The company says its prices are currently about 25% above market rates, and "urgently needed to put in place a competitive cost structure in order to retain its customers and remain viable." The higher cost base...

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.