Dear Members, We have uploaded the new Telus 2023-2027 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). It is now accessible online. While we were eager to share both the English and French versions simultaneously, please note that the French copy is still undergoing final translation. Rest assured; we will promptly notify you as soon as it becomes available.

In the heart of Philadelphia, a landmark event unfolded as thousands of dedicated union leaders from across the globe congregated for the 6th UNI Global Union World Congress.

Labour Day offers us the chance to applaud the remarkable achievements of Canadian workers, to recognize the invaluable contributions of labour towards forging a brighter nation.

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) 

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.