As I am sure you are aware, a little over a week ago the company announced to the union that they were contracting out the wireless to the home project (WTTH – See attached letter) in its entirety, refusing to give even a portion of the work to either the Bell Craft unit (where our members are facing layoff) or the BTS unit.
Sisters and Brothers,
Late last week, at the same time the company was announcing the first ever surplus (82 jobs) in the Bell Craft unit, the union was informed of Bell's intention to contract out the entire Wireless to the Home (WTTH) project.
For decades, Bell Canada has taken advantage of employees work and loyalty. Most recently, Bell Canada threatened the future of good telco jobs in the complete outsourcing of the new Wireless to the Home program for rural Canadians while laying off technicians for the first time in the company’s history.
Was this a business decision? Was it made to protect Bell’s bottom line? Are Unifor technicians unavailable, or is Bell unable to hire more for this important project? NO.