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Take a look at Telus members as they RiseUP! #USWBatLight #FairContractNow #USW1944
Monday September 5th will mark Canada’s 128th official Labour Day. It’s a day for all of us to recognize the role of the Labour Movement in moving us toward a prosperous and fair way of life.
Concert has been instrumental in developing rental housing, and prioritizing the use of Union labour in its projects, throughout Canada.

October 1, 2021 - On Wednesday, USW Local 1944 conducted nominations for the 2021 USW International Elections, to determine who, if anyone, Local 1944 would nominate for offices of the USW International Executive Board.

Prior to the vote, nomination forms had been received for two candidates for the office of District 3 (Western Canada) Director as follows:

Scott Lunny  21 forms received
Stephen Hunt – One form received

The result of the nomination vote on Wednesday for this position was as follows:

September 30, 2021 - Today, September 30, 2021, marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day has been commemorated as Orange Shirt Day since 2013.

September 29, 2021 - Today is voting day to determine who, if anyone, Local 1944 nominates for offices of the USW International Executive Board. Eligible members can cast their vote from 5:00 am until 8:00 pm (Pacific Time).

HOW TO VOTE

Please refer to the voting package that was mailed to you. Your unique Personal Identification Number (PIN) is required to vote.

September 27, 2021 - The Union is seeing an increase in grievances regarding denial of Short Term Disability claims. As we know, the appeal process can in some cases take considerable time. With these wait times, some members have felt the need to return to work prior to their medical leave end date since they are often unsure of the appeal outcome, and are not receiving pay.

September 23, 2021 - Over the last week, USW Local 1944 members should have received a package containing voting instructions and a unique PIN for the upcoming USW International Election nomination vote on Wednesday, September 29th.

This vote will determine who, if anyone, Local 1944 nominates for offices of the USW International Executive Board. A sample voting package can be viewed here.

September 10, 2021 - On June 16, 2021, the USW Local 1944 released a Hotline entitled “Cost of Living Pay Increase”. It has been brought to our attention that a number of members covered under Appendix B (ON/QC) have not received their 0.6% wage increase pursuant to Article 24 Cost of Living Allowance of the collective agreement.

September 3, 2021 - “As mentioned previously, bargaining with Telus will start next month.

We have been encouraging members to get involved, in every Unit, in every workplace, whether that means attending your Unit Meetings, signing up for training, participating in PUMA campaigns, and so on.

September 2, 2021 - The federal government recently made September 30th National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a statutory holiday, as a small step toward reconciliation with the First Peoples of Canada. It is intended as a day off from work that we can use to learn and grieve together as a country.