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Hello members, As you may be well aware, about 150 call centre employees at TELUS are facing a critical moment as TELUS closes offices in Ontario
Hello members, It is with great sadness and outrage that we must report a substantial and unacceptable change to
Hello members, Provincial elections are rapidly approaching for both BC and Saskatchewan.
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.

November 23, 2022

As you may be aware, your current Collective Agreement is set to expire on November 30, 2022. With that in mind, your Bargaining Committee has been elected at your Q3 Unit meeting. They are Al Pasternak and Bev Gordon! Al brings experience and continuity from having served your last Bargaining Committee and Bev brings fresh eyes and ideas. Your elected members will be supported at the table by a Staff Representative from the USW as well as a Local Union Representative from Local 1944.