To: TEAM-IFPTE Local 161 Members
From: TEAM Office
Date: January 24, 2019
Re: New and Noteworthy
- Negotiations: Your Negotiating Committee is back at the table with the Company on February 6th and 7th. Additional meetings are scheduled for February 11-13 and 20-21. Further updates will be provided as we move along in the process.
- IFPTE Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Annual Scholarships: The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers will be awarding four scholarships of $2,500 USD each to children or grandchildren of IFPTE members who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Details of the scholarships, eligibility criteria and application form can be found here. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2019. A TEAM member’s child or grandchild has been awarded one of these scholarships for the past three years running; let’s see if we can keep the streak going!
- Reminder to Enroll in Bell’s Omniflex Benefits Plan: As several employees have yet to complete the enrollment process, the Company has asked for our help in reminding TEAM members that the deadline to enroll is tomorrow, January 25th at 4:00 pm. If you miss this deadline, your coverage will default to the basic plan, which excludes any medical or dental coverage, and you will not have an opportunity to change your coverage level until late 2019. Click here for further details of the default basic plan.
- Fees for Completion of Medical Forms: A number of members have inquired about who pays to have their doctor/medical practitioner complete medical related forms required by the Company; generally a fee of $50 is charged. TEAM has been assured by the Company that it will continue to cover these costs. Please contact your Senior Coordinator, Human Resources to arrange for reimbursement.
TEAM-IFPTE Local 161
204-984-9470 or 1-877-984-9470