When the Ontario government announced the sale of Ontera to Bell Aliant, the ONTC unions wondered how may jobs would be affected by the move. However, initial estimates showed few job losses, at least in the long-term.
Yesterday, it was announced that 66 jobs would be lost over the next two years, a move which will dramatically reduce Ontera's workforce. The announcement, coupled with dwindling work for the ONTC's refurbishment division, calls into question the government's commitment to the ONTC. Further, despite championing the transformation of the ONTC, the government has not clearly set out what the future ONTC might look like. The uncertainty continues.
ONTC workers still wondering about their future | North Bay Nugget