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.
USW Local 1944’s first By-Law Ratification Vote since 2017 is occurring by electronic ballot on Thursday, March 24, from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm Pacific Time, and all members in good standing of the Local are entitled to vote.
To meet demand, we have added three new virtual shop steward level 1 offerings for April and May. These 3 sessions will be held in English only. If you would prefer to be taught in French, please wait to register, as we’ll be announcing a French session soon. Each offering will have a capacity of 14 participants.
March 8, 2022 - This International Women’s Day we thank, honour and celebrate the generations before us who bravely fought, toiled and struggled for the equality that we enjoy today.

February 8, 2022 - On February 9 and 16, 2022, Candace Knoll, from Unit 51, member of the Civil and Human Rights Committee and of the USW 1944 – Telus Bargaining Committee, will be participating on a panel for Black History Month, Facing Facts and Finding Feelings, co-sponsored by the National Congress of Black Women Foundation, New Westminster & District Labour Council and Vancouver and District Labour Council.

Sister Knoll will be a speaker on two different panels:

February 1, 2022 - USW Local 1944 is constantly looking for ways to protect you. We are in the midst of a major campaign to do exactly that. PROTECT YOU! One way we are succeeding in doing that is by ensuring that all eligible discipline is removed. At a time when Telus is frequently disciplining, one of the most powerful ways to protect yourself is to have old discipline removed from your file. This is a right enshrined in Article 10.03 of the current Collective Agreement.
February 24, 2022 - Bargaining is here, and the key to making sure YOU get a fair and improved Collective Agreement is YOU showing your support for YOUR BARGAINING COMMITTEE. PUMA Campaign #3 is your chance to #RISEUP to show this support.

January 14, 2022 - After almost two years of waiting, Arbitrator Sims has delivered his much-anticipated decision on Shaw’s use of the Automation clause rather than the Lay-Off clause of the collective agreement when laying off the 54 Technical Field Representatives.

January 14, 2022 - The Union has introduced a series of 3 online one-day workshops built around the theme of “Solidarity in Hard Times”, to give members the opportunity to meet virtually and exchange ideas on how labour activists can support one another and their communities. Below are the details for the third workshop, Solidarity Looks Like This:

Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Time: 11:00 am to 5:30 pm Eastern Time
Where: Online (a link to access conference platform will be provided after registration)