Bell Canada technician's moving expenses denied

Disagreement over level of coverage offered by company
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/04/2017

When a long-time employee’s office was moved from London, Ont., to Mississauga, Ont., he requested the company help him cover the increased costs of living in a different city.

Bruce Verge began working at Bell Canada in 1998. In 2013, the director of service operations advised all 15 employees working at the London office “there was no way that he could guarantee that the office was going to stay open.” 

On Jan. 23, 2014, the company advised all workers they had to choose between accepting severance, retiring or moving to one of the company’s locations in Mississauga or Toronto.