Representing 1,300 Manitoba Workers
Layoffs at MTS
Six CEP Local 7 members who work part-time in MTS Retail Activations have been laid off. The reason the company has given for the layoffs is that the workload has decreased. However, CEP members in various departments are saying that overtime is being offered on a daily basis. The union will continue to investigate if the company is in breach of their obligation under the contract. Click here to read the full text of a letter from CEP Local 7 President Diane Shaver explaining the situation.
An Attack on Unions - An Attack on You
Canada's Building Trades unions have produced a one minute video exposing the truth behind the federal Conservative's proposed C-377. This Bill has already received Third Reading in the House of Commons and is now before the Senate. It will impose financial and other hardships on unions and their members. Please take a minute to view this video.
Workplace, Safety & Health Committee Reps Required
The Osborne Street, 166 Portage Avenue East, and 191 Pioneer Avenue buildings are now looking for CEP members to join their Workplace, Safety & Health Committee. Meetings of the committee take place once a month.
If you are a CEP Local 7 member working in one of these buildings and are interested in serving on the committee, please contact Peggy Leuschen at 204-941-8819 for the 166 Portage Avenue East and 191 Pioneer Avenue committee, or Debbie Marantz at 204-958-3097 for the Osborne Street Safety & Health committee.
If you're a member in a different building and feel this is a position you would be interested in filling for your location, please contact the union office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Identify Who Should Receive Death Benefits
One of the provisions of the MTS Defined Benefit Pension Plan of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. and Participating Subsidiaries Employee Pension Plan (MTS Pension Plan) allows pension plan members to provide benefits for their survivors upon death. People included in this plan should identify who they want to receive those benefit so that the payment can be administered according to their wishes. You can sign in to access the information on MTS “Our Source” if you click on this link.