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.

July 5, 2021 - Whether it’s lobbying for paid sick days, standing against racism, bargaining good contracts, or supporting a co-worker who is struggling to cope, USW members stand in solidarity with others. The Union is introducing a series of 3 online one-day workshops built around the theme of “Solidarity in Hard Times”:

June 30, 2021 - Members’ children graduating from high school and registering in any post-secondary public institution have one month left to submit their application and seize the financial opportunity of a USW Local 1944 scholarship! There are 3 scholarships of $750 and 4 scholarships of $1,000.

June 16, 2021 - On June 16, 2021, Statistics Canada reported the Consumer Price Index had increased 3.6% from May 2020 to May 2021, and as such, this has triggered the COLA clause in our Collective Agreement with Telus.

June 9, 2021 - Three new Shop Steward classes will be held in August. These August sessions will be held in English only. All our previous sets of Shop Steward classes filled up within a few hours, so don’t delay your registration and seize this opportunity for empowering yourself and your coworkers!

June 7, 2021 - USW Local 1944 is proud to announce that we will be holding a Pension Information Presentation with all four Union Trustees and the Plan Administrator of the TWPP.

The Telecommunications Workers Pension Plan is the retirement plan jointly Trusteed by Local 1944 and Telus, for members within the Telus bargaining unit in BC. It is currently the retirement plan for over 15,700 members/former members and retirees.

The Union Pension Trustees are:

RealityCheck results are in: 53% of respondents say their PulseCheck answers are a reflection of what the company wants to hear and not what they truly feel.
May 27, 2021 - On Tuesday, May 25, the Local Union officers took their positions for a three-year term. Local 1944 Executive Board members were sworn-in via Zoom videoconference. Congratulations to all Executive Board members! We have the pleasure to announce that as of May 25, 2021, the Local is no longer under Administration.
May 19, 2021 - [email protected], formerly known as the TWU-USW Employee Life and Health Plan, is looking for a USW Local 1944 member who is interested to serve as a plan trustee.