Representing 1,300 Manitoba workers employed in Clerical and Operator Services at Manitoba Telecom Services, Yellow Pages Group and AAA Alarms
CEP Local 7
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MTS Wants You NOT to Care!!!
MTS has ignored your demands at the bargaining table. Worse, they expect you will just roll over and accept take-backs from the contract without a whimper.
MTS has ignored your concerns completely! The Company refuses to even address vision care saying they don’t bargain benefits. You want vision care, they say, then YOU pay for it under the Joint Benefits Committee. You won’t get a penny from them no matter how much money they make.
Meetings will be held in Winnipeg on Monday, March 10 - and in Brandon on Wednesday, March 12. Click here for the times and locations of these meetings - and more reasons why it's so important that you come to these information meetings and show us your support to fight off MTS take-backs and get you the benefits you told your committee you needed!
Court Rules in Our Favour on Pension
We won! The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously concluded that MTS wrongfully made use of the initial surplus in that MTS received the full benefit of the surplus and the members received nothing. The Supreme Court of Canada has reinstated the decision of the trial judge, whereby the trial judge ordered that the parties negotiate utilization of the funds and arrive at a mutually agreeable implementation process, and if necessary, submit further evidence and/or submissions to the court for determination of utilization of the funds and the implementation process.
The Supreme Court of Canada further ordered that costs throughout the proceedings shall be paid on a solicitor and client basis out of the new plan trust fund which means all legal fees incurred by the unions and related parties shall be repaid in full. Click here for a more detailed summary of the decision rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada with regard to pension lawsuit.
The News from UNIFOR
The national UNIFOR newsletter, called Uniforum, is available online. To download PDF copies of it, click here.