The Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) yesterday ordered a unionization vote of almost 1,600 client care workers at Bell Mobility in Mississauga. The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, which already represents nearly 25,000 Bell Canada employees, has been assisting Bell Mobility workers to form a union since November 2008. On Oct. 27, CEP filed an application for certification. The company argued in its submission to the CIRB that the board should only consider a bargaining unit consisting of all Bell Mobility workers across Canada including those working at call centres in Montreal and Vancouver. However, the board ruled that the Mississauga location, with almost 1,600 workers, was an appropriate bargaining unit and that CEP had enough support to warrant a vote to determine if a majority supported union representation by CEP. The vote will take place Dec. 2 and 3.