Montréal, February 1, 2019 – Videotron is pleased to announce that its unionized employees in eastern Québec and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean have approved the agreements in principle reached with the executive of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1417 on December 21, 2018 to renew their collective agreements until December 31, 2020.
We are very satisfied with the outcome of the vote by our employees in eastern Québec and Saguenay–Lac St-Jean, said Alain Charlebois, Vice-President, Human Resources of Videotron. In a highly competitive market and a time of transformation for our organization, renewal of these labour contracts will enable Videotron to preserve the operational flexibility it needs in order to drive innovation and execute on the major projects now in progress. These agreements also recognize the vital work of Videotron's unionized employees, who deliver outstanding product quality and customer service day after day.
Videotron (www.videotron.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, digital cable television, and other services. As of September 30, 2018, Videotron was serving 1,603,700 cable television customers. The Club illico over-the-top video service had 402,900 members. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,697,500 subscribers to its cable service as of September 30, 2018. As of the same date, Videotron had 1,120,700 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,131,100 Québec households and organizations. For the thirteenth consecutive year, Videotron ranked as Québec's most respected telecommunications company in the annual Léger survey.
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