Hello Members,
USW Local 1944 is outraged that Telus has chosen this time,
The Canadian Football Players Association (CFLPA), United Steelworkers (USW), and White Ribbon are joining forces to introduce a groundbreaking program – "Elevating Action."
The prosperity of Canada’s economy is founded upon good, stable, Union jobs. With that in mind, USW Local 1944 expresses its deep disappointment that Telus, while professing that they ‘Give Where They Live’, has announced that it is offering nearly 2,000 Voluntary Severance Packages and Early Retirement Incentive Packages to Local 1944 members across the country.
One of the greatest benefits of unionization is our collective ability to hold the employer accountable. Not only does Local 1944 fight hard at the bargaining table, we also engage in a vigorous defense of our members on many other fronts. Most recently, the Union has been able to achieve settlements from the Company via the grievance and arbitration process. Here is a summary of some of our recent wins:

Hello Members,

We would like to start with a huge thank-you for your incredible participation in filling in our bargaining survey. We had almost 90% participation from you, which is incredible!

When the committee met earlier this month, we went through every survey individually and were able to clearly identify the topics and themes that matter most to you. That allowed us to focus our proposals and finalize what we will be seeking to make as improvements when we meet with the Company.

Please find our Strike Vote Handout and Strike FAQ. Strike Vote Handout Strike FAQ Also, check out our video of practice pickets across the nation.
USW Local 1944 is ready and waiting to reopen negotiations with Telus to conclude a fair Collective Agreement. If you are already aware of our position on the issues you can see that we are not asking for anything outrageous: wages that account for the increasing cost of living, some improvements of little cost to Telus, and we’re seeking that Telus drop further concessions to health benefits, pension and other items, which are wholly unnecessary given Telus’ present financial success.
Participation in the Online Bargaining Support Kit Part 1 – Awards was fantastic. We filled the social media and inboxes of many organizations that have given Telus awards recently, and we hope that this makes them reconsider the ethical aspect of who they choose to honour in the future. It’s apparent that members are wanting to do what they can to make Telus act fairly towards its workforce.
The USW will be holding its 55th National Policy Conference at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, on April 24 – 28, 2023. The Conference will start with registration on Sunday, April 23 and continue until Friday, April 28.
Today the USW Canadian National Office launched a campaign for the public and members alike to send letters to Parliament calling for political leaders to urge Telus back to the bargaining table.