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.

January 5, 2022 - The Local is honoured and excited to announce that over 200 call-centre workers employed at ‘ADT Security by Telus’ have been successfully organized and are officially the newest members of the Local 1944 family.

December 16, 2021 - The Union has been fielding many questions since the Concierge Award was announced in October. Members have been patient, but have questions.

Below is a sampling of the questions we are receiving and the answers we are providing.

Q – When will I get paid?
The first payout, for some members, is happening on December 16th, 2021.

December 10, 2021 - Thursday, the final day of our Local Union Delegated Meeting, began with special guest speaker Tamara Ramusovic, a partner with the law firm Moore Edgar Lyster. She provided Delegates with an in-depth presentation regarding the legal requirement of employers to ensure a psychologically-safe work environment and how the Union can ensure that these requirements are enforced. With the intensifying pressures members are facing at work, the presentation contained lots of information Delegates will be able to use back on the job.

December 9, 2021 - Our Local Union Delegated Meeting continued on Wednesday in Vancouver.

The day started with some opening remarks from our National President Donna Hokiro and she invited the Resolutions Committee to present to the delegates.

“The Resolutions Committee is one of the big bold moves we’ve made and I'm very proud of the steps that we’ve embarked upon.”

December 8, 2021 - Your Local Union Delegated Meeting began yesterday in Vancouver with 93 delegates, guests and staff in attendance.

The LUDM is being held at the Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel, from December 7th to December 9th.

The LUDM heard opening remarks from our National President Donna Hokiro. She called for unity and solidarity and spoke about bargaining for the TELUS certification, in the months to come.

November 23, 2021 - Today is the 2021 USW International Executive Board Election for the office of USW District 3 (Western Canada) Director. Eligible members can cast their vote from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm (Pacific Time).

You will be prompted to select one of the following:

Steve HUNT
Scott LUNNY 


November 22, 2021 - Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, is the 2021 USW International Executive Board Election for the only position that was not acclaimed, the office of USW District 3 (Western Canada) Director.

The candidates for the USW District 3 Director position are:

Steve HUNT
Scott LUNNY 

October 26, 2021 - Would you like to become a facilitator and spokesperson who breaks the silence on gender-based violence in your community? 

The USW is partnering with the Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) on a ground-breaking initiative to “break the silence” surrounding violence against women and girls.