British Columbia

The Telus AGM showcased its financial success last Friday and Darren Entwistle, the highest paid telecommunications CEO in Canada, said that “Telus is about better human outcomes” and “ Telus, there is a culture of caring.”

As members throughout our Union #RiseUP to show Telus we need an improved Collective Agreement, there’s now a new way to show your solidarity with your coworkers across the country: Sign the #RiseUP Flag!

Every year on April 28, we recognize the National Day of Mourning across Canada. This day is dedicated to remembering and honouring those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job. This year it hits especially close to our Local. It will have been 16 days since we lost our Brother Keith Murphy to a fatal workplace accident.

Local Union 1944 is heartbroken to announce the death of Brother Keith Murphy, who was killed on the job in a workplace accident in the early hours of April 12, 2022.
Brother Murphy has worked as an Access Technician for Telus since 2015 and hailed out of Unit 4 in the Kootenay region of Eastern British Columbia.

April 8, 2022 - Your Bargaining Committee has continued to meet with the Company to demand improvements to job protection, benefits, and scheduling. The Company is continuing with its trend of decreasing job security, collapsing job titles, placing restrictions on pensions and benefits, having you work harder, and paying you less.

They can do better. We deserve better.

April 6, 2022 - Firstly, on behalf of your newly elected Bargaining Committee, we would like to express our thanks for your support and belief in us to fight for you to get a collective agreement that respects you, your work and your families!

The Committee has been able to meet several days over Zoom to begin some bargaining training while you had the opportunity to tell us what workplace issues are really important to you via the Bargaining Survey, which was open until March 25th.

April 1, 2022 - On March 30th and 31st, Unit 63 MAP Communications members attended two ratification meetings held via Zoom video conferencing. 

March 31, 2022 - Check out the March 2022 issue of your magazine. Telus proudly boasts of having billions in capital expenditures ready for an aggressive effort to capture market share, but the company sings a much different tune at the bargaining table.

March 25, 2022 - As previously announced, a tentative agreement was reached with MAP Communications on March 1, 2022.

All MAP Communications members have a voice by voting on the tentative collective agreement.

All members are encouraged to attend one of the ratification meetings on Wednesday, March 30 at 11:00 am or Thursday, March 31 at 5:00 pm.

The ratification meetings will be held via Zoom video conferencing.

March 25, 2022 - The results are in from yesterday’s 2022 Local By-Law Change Ratification ballot.