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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."
We are pleased to roll out our Online Bargaining Support Kit - Part 1, which includes a list of organizations - all of which have bestowed various awards on Telus for everything from brand to social impact.
As mentioned in Bargaining Update #33, Local 1944 is ramping up our activities and campaigns across the country throughout February seeking to conclude a fair Agreement for you, and so we decided to lead off with a video recapping how far we’ve come as a membership in the past year. Take a look:
Your elected Bargaining Committee met the last 2 days of January to begin their preparations for the upcoming round of bargaining. Please take a few moments to fill in the attached survey so that the Committee can best represent you at the bargaining table.
We have met with the employer committee twice so far this year and have finally seen their wage package. As you can imagine, it was insulting and contained nothing to address the financial impacts of the past couple of years.
The CRTC has landed on the side of customers about Telus’ arbitrary credit card processing fees.
Once again this year, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) will host students from across BC at their Winter School at Harrison Hot Springs from January 15 to 20, 2023.
USW Local 1944 is aware of Telus’ abuse of compulsory overtime language under the Collective Agreement. In response, we are filing a policy grievance against the practice of forcing compulsory overtime when members already have scheduled vacations. We are also supporting the filing of grievances where the scheduling of compulsory overtime violates other provisions of the Canada Labour Code.