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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Talks between Unifor Local 7 and MTS began on January 21, 2014. Talks broke off February 12 when Company refused to listen to the demands expressed by Local 7 members. The following is the current status of a few of the key issues.
Monetary (so far)
What you asked for
What MTS said: No!
What MTS wants
What you need to do
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.