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March 11, 2020 - Following the three previous Share Hope campaigns that were organized in December 2017, August 2018 and November 2018, Unit 51 in Burnaby

March 5, 2020 - On Thursday, February 20, 2020, we heard Darren Entwistle, Chief Executive Officer of Telus, speak at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) hearings against legislation enhancing Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs). We, the workers at Telus, understand his concern regarding the introduction of MVNOs that would be allowed to lease capacity from existing facilities-based carriers and then sell the service to retail customers.

March 5, 2020 - It is with great regret and sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Local 1944 member Travis Storozynsky of Williams Lake, British Colu

March 2, 2020 - On Sunday, February 23, 2020, Unit 63 members from the Stratcom certification attended a ratification meeting in Vancouver, BC.

Results of the ratification vote for the renewal USW Local 1944 Stratcom Collective Agreement have been tabulated and the agreement has been ratified.  It will be signed by the Local Union and the Company and will be effective, upon signing, from December 1, 2019 to November 30, 2022.

February 21, 2020

Are you tired of…

Unrealistic metrics?
Unfair discipline given to you or others?
Excessive training on job duties you didn’t sign up for?
Worse Collective Agreements every round of bargaining?
Have you been waiting for a real way to fight back, for yourself, and for your coworkers?

Join the Project For United Membership Action today!

February 18, 2020 - The Local has been formally informed that the USW International has approved revised By-Laws for USW Local 1944, as per this letter from USW Local 1944 Administrator Omero Landi.

January 27, 2020 - On Dec 11th we sent a communication detailing members reporting that they are no longer allowed to use company time for a Bio Break, while other members report they are not having any “blow back”. 

We sought member feedback for a better picture of whether many individuals were impacted or if there were just a few cases here and there that we had heard about.

January 24, 2020 - The federal government's budget implementation legislation for 2017 and 2018 (Bills C-63 and C-86) included extensive changes to Part III of the Canada Labour Code ("CLC" or "the Code"), which sets out minimum employment standards for employers operating under federal jurisdiction, like Telus and Shaw. As minimum standards legislation, the Code's provisions do not override more favourable arrangements provided for in a collective agreement.

January 20, 2020 - Recently an internal communication was sent to members by Telus management with explanations for the dramatic increase in complaints filed against Telus to the CCTS (Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services), as mentioned in the linked article below. 

www.vancouverisawesome.com/vancouver-news/customer-complaints-telus-2019-1947212 

January 17, 2020 - Members of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) are invited to apply to attend the USW Third National Gathering of Indigenous Steelworkers, that will take place on April 15-16 in Toronto, Ontario. 

January 10, 2020 - Unionized Ledcor (LTS) Employees in BC, unionized with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 213, have been on strike since October 1st 2019. USW Local 1944 wholeheartedly supports IBEW 213 strikers as they try to gain a respectful first Collective Agreement.