Bell Aliant, union reach agreement
Bell Aliant announced last week its unionized employees in Atlantic Canada have accepted an early collective agreement.
According to a news release, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Atlantic Communications Council announced that 76 per cent of workers voted in favour of the agreement.
“ We are extremely pleased that Bell Aliant employees in Atlantic Canada have accepted this new collective agreement, which provides a solid balance between job security and the cost containment our company needs to ensure a successful and sustainable future,” said Karen Sheriff, president and CEO of Bell Aliant.
“ The ratification of an early agreement will benefit our employees and customers — and is significant, positive news for the entire company.”
The release notes that with the new agreement, other alternative measures for cost reduction announced in the summer will no longer take place. The new agreement replaces the current collective agreement, set to expire Dec. 31, 2011. The changes will be effective from Oct. 1, 2010 until Dec. 31, 2014.