Bell Aliant’s Atlantic Canada employees fail to ratify new agreement
June 28, 2010
Bell Aliant’s unionized employees in Atlantic Canada chose not to accept the proposed collective agreement. Represented by the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada Atlantic Communications Council (CEPACC), the workers’ current collective agreement is effective until December 31, 2011.
Karen Sheriff, president and CEO at Bell Aliant explains: “In our
current competitive climate, we believe the proposed agreement offered
balance between job security for our employees and the cost stability
the company needs to ensure future success”. Bell Aliant will now be
looking for alternative ways of reducing and managing their costs.