To: TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Members
From: TEAM Office
Date: June 14, 2018
Re: Downsizing of Manitoba Workforce Continues
Earlier today Bell initiated another downsizing of the Manitoba workforce. Up to 13 TEAM positions are targeted for reduction in Residential Customer Solutions. The impacted members in these positions have been informed and each has the opportunity to apply for an enhanced voluntary departure package (the same as that available in previous downsizings). The VRTIP information package states that if the reductions are not achieved through voluntary means, then the Company may initiate layoffs (Article 27 - Layoff).
Members who are not in one of the targeted positions may also apply. The enhanced VRTIP information package is available from the TEAM office. The deadline for getting VRTIP applications to the Company is July 13th.
TEAM will do all it can to help keep members employed, and knowing the number and location of all VRTIP applicants may be critical in discussions around redeployments and saving someone from being laid off. We are therefore asking for your help in tracking and monitoring the progress of the voluntary departure program:
Should you wish to have a confidential discussion about your options, TEAM staff are available at: 204-984-9470, 1-877-984-9470