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CRTC rejects incumbent request to expand Internet Code

telecom | 04/08/2021 5:05 pm EDT

The CRTC has rejected a request from a number of large facilities-based internet service providers for the regulator to extend the Internet Code to smaller ISPs and resellers.  In a decision released Thursday, the CRTC wrote that, in its determination, the large ISPs had...

Federal court backs Eastlink in union expansion dispute

telecom | 03/24/2021 5:29 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeals handed a small win to Bragg Communications Inc. in a dispute with trade union Unifor, in which the union was seeking to enlarge a collective bargaining unit of Eastlink Inc. technicians. In a decision published Tuesday, Judge David G. Near found that the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) did not provide sufficient reasoning when it determined that this bargaining unit could be substantially enlarged. The case dates to 2018, when the CIRB certified a bargaining unit made up of eight technicians working in five Nova Scotia communities across the...